Child Care Centers Don’t Drive SARS-CoV-2 Infections, National Study Shows "A large national study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Wednesday provides some of the clearest evidence yet that child care centers don’t hasten the spread of SARS-CoV-2, even in communities where overall infections are high. “This is the largest study of COVID transmission in child care programs that’s been attempted in the U.S., and I think globally,” said Yale professor Walter Gilliam, who led a team of researchers in the study. “These are very positive findings, and they should be very comforting,” both to child care providers and the families who rely on them. "