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By a unanimous vote, the members of the New York City Board of Health have cleared the way for more than 3,000 day care centers to reopen, beginning next Monday.
That approval came late Tuesday afternoon, but getting families on board is going to be a challenge. Still, both the city and some day care centers say they’re ready for it.
At his daily morning briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that as the city continues the process of reopening, “It’s really important to be able to tell people they may have day care as soon as Monday.”
By contrast, parent Chantal Coleman said something that may be on the minds of many mothers, fathers and guardians.
“Kids are so germy, and they carry everything,” Coleman said, as she watched her child, niece and nephew at a local playground. “So they’ve got to figure out a way to not have them spreading everything around.”
The mayor, along with Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, M.D., said during the daily briefing that the city will limit the number of children per room to 15. It will also require face coverings be worn by staff members and children. Facilities will also have to have daily health screenings, frequent cleaning and disinfecting, and have limited sharing of items, such as toys….