As of June 29, 2020, about 3% of Pennsylvania child care provider organizations (125 organizations) intended to close due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) challenges. Another 14% were at risk of closing without financial assistance to offset ongoing costs of implementing COVID-19 guidelines and reduced enrollments. A total of 7,017 licensed child care provider organizations were operating in Pennsylvania prior to COVID-19. Throughout Pennsylvania, the financial impact of facility expenses, which accrued during the state shutdown, exceeded $56.6 million. Between mid-March and June 2020, about 86% of responding provider organizations reported closing for some . . .
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