Day Care Owners Feel Encouraged as State Releases New Round Of COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Day Care Owners Feel Encouraged as State Releases New Round Of COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

By: WSB

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Georgia, along with the rest of the country, continues fighting two battles: the coronavirus and rebuilding the economy.

Caught in the middle of everything are the children.

How can mothers, fathers and grandparents go to work and be assured the children are learning in a safe environment?

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning released more than 30 pages of guidelines on how day cares should handle the coronavirus and keep children safe.

[READ THE GUIDELINES HERE]

“We definitely don’t feel like we’re out of the woods; this has been a real challenging season,” said day care owner Frank Bealer. “It’s difficult financially with teachers and staffing and keeping those low ratios. But at the end of the day, that’s what’s best for families.”

Bealer is the CEO of Phase Family Center in Alpharetta. He said the new guidebook released Wednesday by DECAL is critical for his staff.

It tells them step by step what to do in case children or teachers test positive for COVID-19.

“It’s actually been some clarity on if this issue arises, here’s the very clear steps,” Bealer said.