Texas Child Care Providers Have New Rules In Age Of COVID-19

Barbara Schwarz
March 17, 2020 - 5:27 am
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Little kids are vulnerable to the coronavirus and the state is recommending day cares adopt emergency rules.  They include limiting who gets to enter and screening all who do. 

Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above will be turned away or have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and low-grade fever. 

They'll also be asked if they've traveled out of the country or had contact with someone who is under investigation for having COVID-19.

Julie Richards with Health and Human Services says other changes include pickup and drop off, which will now be done outside the center. "And then we're requiring for individual meals and snacks to be provided, so we're not allowing family styled service for meals."

There are 17 thousand regulated child care operations across the state.