Beginning this Thursday, March 26, all operating child care centers in Ohio must do so under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license and follow several guidelines:
.No more than six children in a class.
.Ratios must be kept at one teacher to no more than six children.
.Children whose parents are employed by the same entity should be kept together whenever possible.
.The same teachers and children in each room should be maintained whenever possible.
.There should be limited use of shared space or mixing of groups.
.If shared space is used, a rigorous cleaning schedule must be in place.
.Parent interaction should be limited at drop off and pick up.
The program will operate march 26 until April 30, with the potential to extend and adjust as needed.