CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The city enacted Sunday a new emergency order requiring childcare-related businesses to follow new guidelines for class size, sanitation of facilities, and screening for illness. 

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed private childcare facilities to stay open, saying it was in the best interest of working parents to keep them open.

If they closed, “I think that will cause huge issues throughout the state,” he said in a news conference.

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Coral Springs officials said in a news release that the order impacts “daycare, pre-kindergarten, private school, early learning, camp or business that provides childcare to any person under the age of 18 in a group.”

“Everyone needs to remain calm – this is not the time to panic,” City Commissioner Larry Vignola said in a video on the city’s Facebook page, which announced the childcare order. “This is the time to be patient and vigilant.”

Officials said more information about the childcare order is on the city’s website.