Here is what we will be doing:
- As we will be checking all children in from outside the entryway we expect everyone to do their part in social distancing. Please wait patiently while the child in front of you is taken into the building. An entry form must be completed each time you drop your child off.
- Please follow your prescribed drop off times. Please make sure and give the director your pick up schedule for the week at the beginning of the week.
- All staff and children will have their temperature checked before entering the building. If the thermometer reads above 100 degrees there will be no entry permitted and the person with a fever will be asked to stay away until 72 hours fever free.
- No outside items will be permitted into the building with the exception of:
a. lunches in paper sacks with name and date written on it,
b. spare clothing in a sealed ziplock type bag (enough for the week, on the first day of each week),
c. diapers (enough for the week, on the first day of each week),
d. wipes (enough for the week, on the first day of each week), and
e. bottles for infants should be placed in a 1 gallon disposable storage bag with their name and the date on it.
- Pacifiers are not recommended and will be permitted ONLY in the infant classroom.
- All staff will wear face covering at all times during their time in the building.
- Infant and toddler staff will wear a scrub jacket covering which will remain in the building.
- Cot sheets will be used instead of nap mats. These sheets will be washed daily.
- All parents will sanitize their child’s hands before handing them off to the responsible greeter. Sign a medicine waiver weekly for sanitizer.
- We ask all parents and authorized pick up adults to advise us when they will be travelling with the following information:
a) When you will be going
b) Where you will be going
c) How long you will be gone
d) Destinations will be compared to Covid-19 hotspots
- Everyone must stay home when sick. This includes:
d) Tuition will not be suspended when your child is home sick if you want your child’s spot kept open for them
- All toys and touch surfaces will continue to be disinfected throughout the day.
- Floors will continue to be disinfected three times per day.
- Handwashing practices will continue to apply for children and staff:
a) Immediately upon arrival at school
b) After toileting
c) Before eating
d) After eating
e) After playing outside
f) After blowing nose
g) After coughing or sneezing
- Faces should be covered when we cough or sneeze; tissues should not be reused; they should immediately be thrown in the trash.
- As it is Spring, there will be plenty of coughing and sneezing. It is vital that we do not pass off coughing, sneezing, congestion as allergies. For the safety of everyone, proceed as if you have a virus.
- We will not be sure from day to day what number of staff may be unable to work due to illness. We must maintain proper child teacher ratios. If your child’s age group does not have a proper ratio when you arrive, we may have to turn you away for the day. We will work hard to keep you posted in the evening when we know a teacher will be out sick.
We have always had many of these rules; we want to bring them to your attention with the understanding that they must now be followed strictly.
We appreciate you doing your part to keep everyone healthy and strong.
The Centers for Disease Control recommendations are found here: https://www.cdc.gov/
Prevention & Treatment
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.