Businesses and organizations across the state continue to be hit hard by the latest surge of COVID and child care facilities are no exception. From staffing challenges to kids having to quarantine because of exposure, many parents are scrambling to find accommodations. The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently developed a new policy no longer requiring children and staff who are considered close contact to quarantine. Chad Dunkley is CEO of New Horizon Academy:

 

“Childcare providers are in a difficult position that they do now have flexibility in how long they ask families to quarantine and some other health policies.”

Dunkley says he would like to see the state get to a point where testing is more accessible for child care families and more effective for kids who are under two years old.