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Gov. DeWine imposes daycare restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic

All childcare centers must now operate under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care License

OHIO, USA — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced drastic restrictions to daycares on Sunday "to keep kids, families, and workers safe" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective on Thursday, March 26, all childcare centers are required to operate under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license. In addition, daycares must house no more than six children in one room.

"The obvious concern about daycare is that when you put a large number of kids together, social distancing doesn't work well," Gov. DeWine said in a tweet.

These sweeping changes come in conjunction with a stay-at-home order issued Sunday by Gov. DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health.

You can watch the press conference here.

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