Day cares in Grand Forks are fearful of closing due to a piece of federal legislation that went into effect last month.

Prior to Oct. 1, once newly hired staff at a day care provider were fingerprinted, they could begin working under supervision while they waited for their background check to be completed.

Now those people can’t work until the initial portion of the background check is completed, which sometimes takes more than a month, day care providers said.

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