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How to hire a babysitter during the pandemic

How to hire a babysitter during the pandemic

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In the yellow phase, child-care centers and day camps can resume. But not everyone feels comfortable yet sending their kids into environments where other little ones are running around. And with overnight camps still not an option, it’s hard to get alone time during evening hours. So many are wondering: Is it safe to hire a babysitter?

“Everything during the pandemic is a bit of a risk-versus-benefit-assessment situation — for some, a babysitter is more of a necessity than an option,” says Sohni Dean, an attending physician in the department of pediatrics at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. “If you need child care, then you need to find a way to make that as safe of a decision as possible.”

How can you minimize your risk during the era of COVID-19? Here’s what to consider.

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