September 22, 2020

Wolf Pup Daycare temporarily closed due to COVID cases

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Following one staff member and one youngster testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Watford City’s Wolf Pup Daycare was forced to close its doors on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
According to Tessa Moberg, daycare manager, the closure impacted 170 children and approximately 90 families that rely on the daycare.
“It wasn’t the positive tests that forced us to temporarily close our doors,” stated Tessa Moberg, daycare manager. “We had to close because so many of our staff members were in close contact with the two people who tested positive.”
Moberg says that the daycare was able to reopen to a limited number of children on Monday, Sept. 21. And she hopes that the daycare will be back open to its limited capacity on Sept. 28.
“Even when we reopen it will be at a limited capacity as we have to follow the state’s COVID-19 modified practice’s guidelines,” states Moberg. “But we need to have our staff back at work in order to handle all of the children.”
Moberg says that because so many of the workers at the daycare also have children in the facility, it had a ripple effect when the two positive cases for the virus were reported.

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