childcare

Researchers recently investigated three outbreaks of COVID-19 at child care centers in Salt Lake City. Their findings are helping to fill a knowledge gap on how younger children might spread the virus.

Two of the outbreaks started after staff came to work while their sick relatives were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at home. In the third outbreak, it’s unclear who brought it in, but in the end children in that particular outbreak seemed to have passed the virus to at least five people at home, including a parent who had to be hospitalized.

Colorado and Utah are two of just six states nationwide that have laws allowing political campaign funds to be used for childcare expenses. But that number’s likely to climb, potentially freeing up more parents to run for office.

New Law Will Step Up Playtime In Day Care

Jan 14, 2016
Alexa Ard

Almost a third of children in Nevada between the ages of  four and five are overweight. To address this problem, state lawmakers have passed new regulations for child care centers. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has the story.