The site is a daycare (little kids) provide remote face time. Given the news reports about Zoom, can it be made safe?There is definitely doubt in most people with the spate of negativity running around. The experts have brought up good woes and concerns. The saving grace is Zoom is making rounds to improve and rectify them https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/04/01/a-message-to-our-users/ it is up to whether you can take on the risk and is it acceptable for use case. There is work for Zoom to do within its security design and is now on your risk appetite level.
Or, what are the alternatives?Definitely there is like Webex, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams but the whole gist is that risk appetite and hardening is still needed as a host vigilance and controlling the meeting to keep a high hygiene and order during the meeting participants. You can still check them out as there would be similar setting.
Currently all Zoom packets flow through China.
This makes Zoom suspect forever, because if they're providing all Zoom data to China now, then most likely they'll find some other way to provide China all their data in the future.
It's unlikely Zoom will recover from this boondoggle.
Once suspect, always suspect.