The license of the Baxter home day care where last week an infant found unresponsive and later died was suspended Tuesday.
According to an order issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the day care owned by Kimberly J. and Jerry A. Opay of Baxter is temporarily not allowed to operate.
Crow Wing County Community Services is in charge of licensing day cares in the county. Kara Terry, community services director, said Wednesday the temporary license suspension "would be standard protocol for a situation like this."
At 10:50 a.m. Oct. 22, the Baxter Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive 3-month-old infant at the home day care, 5201 Jordan Road.
Baxter police reported the day care providers noticed the infant was unresponsive, immediately started lifesaving efforts and called 911.
Officers at the scene were assisted by Crow Wing County sheriff's deputies and North Memorial Ambulance personnel in performing lifesaving efforts. The infant was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, where lifesaving efforts continued.
The infant died at the hospital "following extensive efforts by all personnel involved," the news release stated.
No foul play is suspected. Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said Wednesday an investigation into the death remains open, pending final autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.
Prior to the suspension Tuesday, there were no restrictions on the day care's license, which was first granted on April 12, 2012, and is effective through April 1, 2017. The facility is licensed for 14 children, with no more than 10 children under school age. Of these 10 children, no more than four children can be infants or toddlers, and no more than three of those can be infants.