Virus Outbreak and Alabama Child Care
Most of the 2,410 centers closed in the spring because of COVID-19. The department said in a news release that only 12% of child care providers were open for business in March because of the pandemic.
The department said reopening is a positive sign for parents. The department conducted a July survey of providers this summer. Some providers planned to open in August and several said they were uncertain when they will reopen.
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