Day care owners react to governor's stay at home order

Day cares and other child care facilities are required to prioritize care for families of first responders and health care workers.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 6:39 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Some local day care owners are backing Gov. Kate Brown's stay at home order, saying it will help kids stay safe.

In the order, day cares and other child care facilities are required to prioritize care for families of first responders, health care workers, and other essential sectors. They have also been ordered to limit groups of kids to ten or fewer.

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Belia Navarro owns La Escuelita Childcare. She said before the order came down, they were already limiting people from entering their buildings and taking other precautions.

"I'm just trying to provide for the community wherever we can and trying not to leave our families without child care services," Navarro said. "Some of these families really depend on this."

Heather Clark owns Little Sprouts Early Learning and Child Care and ABC Beginnings Child Development Center. She said both centers are staying open. She said they are taking kids' temperatures before they come into their buildings and telling sick staff to stay at home.

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