x
Breaking News
More () »

Dr. Amy Acton signs order to open Ohio's day care centers: Here are the exceptions

The order limits the number of children per caregiver, requires temperature checks for staff, children and parents, and recommends canceling field trips and parties.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has signed the order that would open the state's day cares starting May 31.

Gov. Mike DeWine closed state child care facilities back on March 24. In addition to statewide social distancing recommendations, Dr. Acton's order went into specific detail relating to daily procedures at child care facilities.

The order reduces the staff-to-child ratios, which is different for every age group, and lays out a maximum number of people per room.

All workers must check their temperature before arriving, and all employees are encouraged to wear face masks as well.

During drop off and pick up times, children will have to wash their hands, and ODH encourages all facilities to alter their procedures to maintain social distancing. At drop-off, everyone will have to have their temperature checked. If anyone has a temperature more than 100 degrees, they won't be allowed in the building.

ODH also recommends canceling all field trips or large-group activities.

You can read the full order in the document below:

RELATED: 1 in 5 teachers unlikely to go back to school if classrooms reopen this fall, poll finds

RELATED: All Ohio nursing home staff members to be tested for coronavirus as state targets hotspots, Gov. Mike DeWine announces

RELATED: Gyms, public pools among businesses allowed to reopen Tuesday

RELATED: 3News Investigates: The numbers behind COVID-19

RELATED: Here's how coronavirus cases have grown in Ohio each day: Timeline

RELATED: Coronavirus in Ohio: The latest number of confirmed cases & trends

RELATED: Coronavirus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, CDC study says