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FAQ: Reopening Doors to Child Care Safely

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With child care settings beginning phased reopening in Pennsylvania, we prepared this frequently asked questions document to support center operators and other related professionals in their planning. The challenge child care providers face is how to carry out the main principles of safety—screening, hand hygiene and disinfecting, distancing and masking—while still providing a high-quality, developmentally appropriate and emotionally supportive experience for young children. We curated the questions answered in this document from child care professionals in Philadelphia, Pa. 
The information presented in this document reflects emerging evidence that can guide safety protocols and is generated by experts in pediatric primary care, infectious disease, early childhood and child care operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. To inform this document, PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been tracking scientific, medical and policy developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matone M, Gerdes M, Williams S