COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION
WHAT IS COVID-19?
According to the CDC, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It is caused by a novel (new) strain of coronavirus that arose in China in December 2019. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced
when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
● Repeated shaking with chills
● Muscle pain
● Sore throat
● New loss of taste or smell
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health are the best sources for accurate information about COVID-19 or coronavirus:
● Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
● Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
To help stop the spread of germs:
● Stay away from people that are sick.
● Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
● When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
● Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Due to the spreading of the coronavirus, we at Allkidz Christian Childcare have decided to update our policies and contract effective 03/23/2020. We will continue to update our policies as we follow CDC, VDH and federally Qualified Health Centers as well as the States guidelines to the coronavirus, and parents would be updated as soon as possible.
PHASE III COVID-19 Policies and Regulations
As we continue care during the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to remind families of the health and safety requirements that we have in place to ensure we are providing safe care amongst this pandemic.
We have reduced our hours to 8:00am - 5:00pm in order to meet the daily and constant cleaning set by the Department of Social Services.
- Upon entry each day, children and parents must have their temperatures checked, as well as completing the daily questionnaire regarding any symptoms of sickness NO SICKNESS INCLUDING RUNNY NOSE is allowed to enter the house.
- We are all crawlers in the house. Therefore we ask that parents help their children to take off their shoes as soon as they enter the building. Parents are also required to do so if they want to take a quick look at our space or to use the bathroom.
- Parents are asked to use hand sanitizer (provided in the entrance area) before and after signing in and out.
- Allkidz Childcare cannot provide care to any children who have taken medication that would reduce their temperature. Children must be 24 hours symptom and medication free before returning to care.
- All Parents are required to wear masks while inside the building.
- Children age 5 and staff are encouraged but not required to wear face masks.
- Staff and children are washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, before meals or snacks, after outside time, after toileting or diapering, after contact with any bodily fluid, and after play time and prior to leaving for home.
- Staff and children are being reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Carpets will be sanitized weekly and hard floors will be sanitized on a daily basis.
- We will continue to discuss with our children, healthy habits and practices. We will also implement daily activities to reinforce handwashing and more. We ask that parents help us in this by doing so at home.
- Any visitor to tour our space for the first time will not enter cannot do so when the children are around and will be required to wear a mask. Symptomatic individuals will be separated from others until they are picked up by their parents from the house.
- Objects and surfaces that are frequently touched are cleaned and disinfected.
In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 we must inform our local department of health. They will create and implement any following protocols regarding the need for quarantining, closure, cleaning and more.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
FEAR NOT, FOR THE LORD IS WITH YOU! (Isaiah 41:10)