Mills County Public Health makes plans in event of limited childcare

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 18, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mills County Public Health is offering recommendations for those seeking childcare as guidance for citizens to limit exposure to 10 or less people continues to be encouraged in the area.

The department is recommending that child care centers and daycares adhere to the 10 or less suggestion, and that children not change from one group to another if there are multiple groups in a childcare facility. The department also suggests that groups be kept in separate rooms and not mix.

The department is also offering suggestions in the event that daycares are limited, with the goal of ensuring that working parents serving in critical roles continue to have access to childcare.

The priority childcare service will be available for parents with children who are 12 years old and younger, have both parents working or a single parent who works in the following in the following fields:

** Hospital staff, healthcare providers in private practice and all direct staff care
** Staff who provide critical government infrastructure like social services, child protection services, public health officials, tax collection, corrections and other public safety
** Emergency responders
** Food service workers, including grocery store staff and limited restaurant staff to include supporting take-away options
** Others approved by the Mills County Public Health Administrator

"We understand that childcare plays a key role in allowing individuals to perform their duties and appreciate your cooperation," the department said.