Butler YMCA taking several precautions as day care reopens

Butler YMCA taking several precautions as day care reopens

BUTLER, Pa. — The Butler YMCA has reopened, but only for childcare.

More than 50 children – about 70% of those registered – came back to the day care Tuesday morning, but things are dramatically different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Using CDC guidelines … what would be the best option for maintaining safety, not only for our kids but for our staff? So, we have all of our plans in place and today was showtime, so we were definitely ready for it and had an amazing turnout,” said Rachel Campbell, of Butler YMCA youth services.

Parents are not allowed inside, and each child gets their temperature checked before entering the building. After the child comes in, someone comes out to immediately wipe down the doors.

Officials at The Y told Channel 11 staff are all wearing masks, while children are assigned a classroom and are not mixing with others.

Also, a cleaning crew is wiping everything down thoroughly each hour to keep everyone safe.

Summer camps in Butler and Cranberry Township will reopen June 8. Fitness centers there will remain closed.

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