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Clinton daycare closes after COVID-19 cases

Clinton, South Carolina – A Wednesday evening release by a Clinton daycare facility confirmed social media reports that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 and closed its doors Tuesday.

According to the letter, an employee tested positive Tuesday (March 31) and has been in self-quarantine, and the family member of an employee tested positive for the virus Wednesday (April 1).

The letter said the daycare facility, located at 101 Mississippi Dr. in Clinton, will remain closed through April 14 and reopen on April 15.  The operators of Young World Day Care had originally planned to close for three days, but will now be closed for two weeks, the letter said.

“We have been in touch with (the Department of Social Services), we have received their guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting that will be closely monitored to ensure all requirements are not only met.but exceeded,” the letter read.

“Like each of you, we are following the coronavirus updates closely. We realize the serious nature of the virus, and our hearts go out to everyone in the community affected by this virus and across the world.”

A social media post on Monday purported to be from a Young World teacher said herself and another teacher had both been tested for COVID-19, and her colleague had tested positive for COVID-19.

Daycares have been deemed an essential business by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and will be allowed to remain open as non-essential businesses have been shuttered by executive order of the governor.

According the letter, Young World Day Care has been open in Clinton for 50 years.


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