Babies in Playroom

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • Ensure only one family is dropping off or picking up at a given time. If a parent is dropping off or picking up, please wait outside until they leave, maintaining the 6-foot distance.

  • Drop by the door. A staff member will take them inside.

  • Suggest families have the same adult drop off and pick up the child each day.

Health Screening at Entry

Check for signs of being sick for all staff and children at entry each day.

Social Distancing: Parent or guardian must take the child’s temperature at home. At drop-off and pick-up times, parents should keep a 6-foot distance with staff members.


In addition to normal guidelines on assessing sickness, please keep your child at home, if any of the following symptoms are present.

  • A fever of 100.4°F or higher or a sense of having a fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Unusual fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Recent loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Also, please keep your child at home if the answer to the following is "yes".

  • Does anyone in your household have any of the above signs right now?

  • Has your child been close with anyone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19?

  • Has your child had any medication to reduce a fever before coming to care?

Cloth Face Coverings

Masks are required for children 2.5 years and older.

Parents must wear a mask during drop-offs and pick-ups.

Returning to the program after having COVID-19

​A person who tests positive for COVID-19 may return

  • when it has been:

    • 10 days since symptoms began

    • AND at least 24 hours since fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medication)

    • AND symptoms have significantly improved

  • with a negative Covid-19 test result within the last 48 hours

    • If you are unable to get tested, please quarantine for 14 days since symptoms began. ​

Returning to the program after being excluded for COVID-19 symptoms

A person with COVID-19 symptoms who tests negative for COVID-19 may return when it has been:

  • at least 24 hours since fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medication)

  • AND symptoms have significantly improved

  • AND family provides documentation of the negative test result

If there is a confirmed Covid case within the facility

Note: This applies to those who had Covid exposure outside the facility as well.

Everyone needs to follow one of the following options.

  • Quarantine for 2 days after their last close contact if no symptoms develop.

  • Wear a mask for 10 days after the last date of exposure.

    • Those who are unable to wear a mask will return after 5 days of quarantine.

  • The facility will be closed for 2 days. We will deep clean and disinfect the facility during this time.

International & out-of-state Travel

If the child or any family member arrives from international or out of state travel, the child can return to the facility after the following durations from the date of arrival.

  • International: 14 days.

  • Out of state: 7 days with negative PCR result or 10 days without PCR test.

Toys

While we understand kids love to bring toys from home and share with others, due to the current situation, unfortunately we would have to request to not send any toys until further notice.


Extra pair of shoes

It would be great if you could send an extra pair of shoes for outdoor play. We believe this can ensure better hygiene.

For safety, children under the age of 2 should not wear cloth face coverings.

Last updated 05/14/2022.