Questions loom about childcare as businesses start reopening

Posted at 6:42 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 11:03:20-04

CINCINNATI — As businesses and workplaces around the Tri-State start to reopen, there's still no timeline for when childcare or daycare facilities will reopen, which has some families worried.

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William Scott, father of three and the husband of a nurse, has handled the responsibility of taking care of their children. He is hoping to join his wife in the workforce soon, but first they need to find someplace that will take care of their kids during the day.

Lori Watson of These Precious Hands Development Center, a pandemic-approved childcare center, said now is the time to start looking at childcare options before it's too late.

"Make sure the center is clean... that there is still a curriculum" Watson said. "You don't want the children just coming here looking at TV all day."

Watson said there are some precautions that These Precious Hands will be following, though, including taking the temperatures of children if they seem ill and limiting each classroom to six children.

If Scott can't find childcare, he and his wife already have a backup plan in place.

"I do have family members," Scott said.