COVID-19 Policy

Latest Guidance

Updated Center Policy

Updated September 1, 2020


We are continuing to monitor the rapidly evolving public health situation around COVID-19.  We have developed the following online resources for your easy reference to our current guidance.  This update and all future updates will be available below.

For the latest information from the CDC, please visit:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


CDC fact sheets:

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Spanish - click here


At this time we are updating our prior guidance.


COVID-19 Policy


The health and well-being of our families and staff are our highest priorities. In the interest of limiting the opportunity for transmission to our vulnerable community, we are taking the following precautionary measures:


Your household must remain out of the center if any member of your household has (or has been in close contact with anyone who has):


(a) A suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 (for example – close contact at school, work, religious service, social gathering); or

(b) Traveled:

  • Internationally; or domestically, from any area which is the subject of travel restrictions under applicable state and local guidance.

14 days after the last potential exposure, your household may return provided these three things have happened:


(a) At least 10 days have passed since any household member first experienced symptoms; and

(b) Symptoms have improved for any household member that experienced symptoms (for example, cough or shortness of breath has improved); and

(c) The household has been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.


Please note, depending on the circumstances we may require you to obtain medical clearance before return to the center will be allowed.


HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: include individuals who may not live in the household but may be staying there or are otherwise present in the household on a regular basis (e.g. nannies, caregivers, home health workers, contractors, etc.) and includes anyone with pick up or drop off privileges at the center.


CLOSE CONTACT: is defined by the CDC as (1) being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time and can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case, or (2) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on). Considerations when assessing close contact include the duration of exposure and the clinical symptoms of the person with COVID-19.


Health Check and Illness Policy - COVID 19

Applies to staff, children and their household members, which states in part:

ALL STAFF, FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND THEIR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS MUST CONDUCT A DAILY HEALTH CHECK BEFORE COMING TO THE CENTER.


Should you or any household member have any of the following symptoms, we ask you to remain out that day and notify the center.

  • Fever of 100.4 F or higher, now or in the preceding 72 hours (or would have, but have used fever-reducing medicine)
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Muscle Aches
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Consistent with our COVID-19 Policy, the household will be required to remain out of the center for 14 days unless medical clearance is provided by a physician indicating that the presenting symptoms are associated with a known non-COVID-19 illness. The physician’s note must not be from a family member.

  • Exclusion from the center is sometimes necessary to reduce the transmission of illness. For your child's comfort, and to reduce the risk of contagion, we ask that children be picked up within 1.0 hour of notification. Until then, your child will be kept comfortable and will continue to be observed for symptoms.

If you need further information, please see one of our staff members.