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-feet 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 6 foot distance with staff members.


In addition to normal guidelines on assessing sickness, please keep your child at home if the answer to the following is "yes".

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

  • A cough that you cannot connect to another health problem?

  • Shortness of breath that you cannot connect to another health problem?

  • A sore throat that you cannot connect to another health problem?

  • Muscle aches that you cannot connect to another health problem or to another activity such as physical exercise?

  • 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

As per new Washington State guidelines, children are also required to wear masks as below.

"Children 5 and older must wear a face covering.

It's encouraged to have children ages 3-5 wear a covering if possible."


Returning to a child care facility after suspected signs of COVID-19

Initial signs of Covid-19 are a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough or shortness of breath.


A staff member or child who has signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to the child care facility when:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the use of  medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath; AND

  • At least 7 days have passed since signs first showed up.


Note: If a person believes they have had close contact to someone with COVID-19, but they are not sick, they should watch their health for signs of fever, cough, and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. They should not go to work, child care, school, or public places for 14 days.


International & out-of-state Travel

If the child, any household member or a visitor arrived from international or out of state travel, the child can return to the facility after the following durations from the date of arrival.

  • Get tested 6-8 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

  • If you don’t get tested, stay home for 14 days after travel.

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 can 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 03/10/2021.