Ratios Allowed to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels This Month
Last week Gov. DeWine announced that child care can return back to pre-pandemic ratios beginning on Aug. 9. He stated that child care programs can choose to continue to implement lower ratios and receive a subsidy or return to pre-pandemic levels. No additional guidance has been shared by ODJFS so far about how the subsidy program will be structured.
Regardless of how you choose to move forward, you are still required to report any COVID-19 cases to ODJFS and the local health department as well as follow health and safety protocols including:
- Required face coverings for all staff and children over 10, unless they have a health exemption;
- Symptom and temperature checks when staff and children arrive;
- Regular hand washing, including upon arrival and before departure;
- Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and regular deep cleanings.
You can count on us to share additional information about the subsidy program as it becomes available. Thank you for everything you are doing to support the families and children in our community. You are essential!