CHILDCARE COVID-19 PROCEDURES
In these trying times, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your family by offering a safe and welcoming environment for your children to receive care and education. We are working very hard to ensure the safety of all of the children, parents, guardians, and staff. We are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures as things progress in our community, our country, and the world. Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, FSSA, local and state health officials, and the Governor's office, you can find our policy and procedures below.
Please review these three questions about yourself (and children) prior to entering our building :
1. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell?
2. Have you been in contact with anyone exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
3. Have you had a fever of greater than 100.4 degrees in the past 48 hours?
If you or your children can answer "yes" to any of these questions, we ask that you and your family please stay home.
Beginning Monday, July 27, per the Indiana Governor's Executive Order, we are requiring all people ages eight years old and older to wear a mask or face-covering, unless a medical issue prevents you from doing so. In this case, we ask that you notify our Director if you are unable to comply.
This list is by no means exhaustive and will be updated frequently. If you have a specific question, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What is your mask policy?
Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, the Governor of Indiana signed an executive order requiring masks to be worn in public places. Because of this executive order, we will be requiring masks to be worn by people (8 years and older) as they enter and exit our building. Masks will not be required outside of the building. We will make masks available for those who do not have one.
What screening measures do you practice?
Each child and staff daily have their temperatures taken prior to admittance.
What is considered a temperature?
Any child presenting a fever over 100.4 will not be allowed to attend.
What about visitors?
There will be no visitors allowed into the building during childcare hours. Tours for childcare admission will take place during nap time while the children are in their classrooms.
What cleaning procedures do you have in place?
We have intensified our daily cleaning and disinfecting effort. All of our water fountains have been disabled.
Do you have hand sanitizer available?
Yes! We have pump stations available upstairs and downstairs.
What happens if a child or staff tests positive for COVID-19?
We have policies and procedures in place, in accordance to the direct guidance of the CDC and the Lake County Health Department.