Lucinda Burns, Managing Director for Early Childhood Options, said that the majority of centers for childcare have been operating since the start of June and are working better with updated safeguards. Burns stated that kids have quickly stuck to the routine of mask hence, the centers have had no outbreaks of coronavirus.

The permission for reopening in May was given to the children’s care centers in Summit County, but before June all of these Summit County centers were held to adhere to the policies regarding coronavirus.

The enrolment began slowly, Burns stated, but when parents started working again, families are increasingly moving back to their childcare facilities. The scheme is now permitted to operate for as many children as possible, instead of being confined to the groups of 10 which have increased the number of slots that led to further increase in the registration process.

In a June report undertaken by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, nearly half of working parents operate remotely, 75% of working parents have kids living with parents during their working hours, and 60% of parents may have to shift their existing childcare plans for the next year. Two-thirds of the parents adjusted their childcare system as a result of COVID-19.

Burns stated that one of the worst aspects of operating daycare facilities now is to send patients back home, so children or instructors with suspected symptoms are forced to quarantine, despite having negative test results.

Burns mentioned that, because of symptomatic instructors, around four classes had to be closed for around two weeks after June. She added that public health authorities from Summit County offered suggestions till when the schools must observe SOPs.