A South Bend daycare remains open during COVID-19
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As everything from schools and restaurants remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, day cares are still open across the country and right here in Michiana.
The owner of Angels Among Us Daycare in South Bend says that since the outbreak she’s actually seen a decrease of children in their facility.
But they’re remaining open, especially for kids whose parents are working during the pandemic.
Angels Among Us Daycare is part of Indiana’s On My Way to Pre-K program, which is still going on for kids who are still attending.
However, the day care facility has seen a slight decrease in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Right now they’re seeing around seven to 10 kids a day; usually they see an average of 12 to 15 kids a day.
To ensure that everyone is safe, the day care does a health screening for anyone who comes into the building.
“We take their temperatures and make sure they don’t have any symptoms,” said Angels Among Us Daycare owner Stephanie Malindima. “And they have to watch their hands or use hand sanitizer right away and then we do the health screening, and then if everything checks out okay, then the parents can leave and the children can stay for the day.”
If the child has symptoms or starts to show symptoms, the day care providers will let the parents know that the child has to go home.