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.
We are opened and below are some of the new changes to our policies;
● Hours have been changed to help shorten the hours of socialization among children. We are now going to open from 8:30am-4:30pm, Latest by 5:00pm (Monday-Friday).
● We are constantly cleaning and disinfecting touched toys and surfaces as often as possible. Please don't bring toy from home.
● We ask that parents bring their children straight from their home to us without going anywhere else.
● We are following 6 feet distancing among parents-provider, parent-parent and not child-child.
● No sickness of any kind would be allowed in the home. We ask that you keep your child home if he/she is coughing, has runny nose, fever, sneezing, etc. If any of my family members get sick, I will let parents know as soon as possible, and the childcare will be closed.
● Parents should check their child’s temperature every morning before leaving the house as we’ll be doing the same right at drop off.
● We are no longer sitting in family-style for meal times. If you want to bring food from home for your child, you’re free to do so at this point but please inform us ahead of time.
● We ask that if any member of the family or a child is tested positive for the coronavirus, the child stays home for 14-days and must obtain a doctor's note that states he/she is cleared to resume childcare.
● Parents should please use only the pen in your child’s cubby or on your clipboard to sign-in and out at all times or you bring a pen from home.
● Parents are no longer going to enter the house to sign-in and out. Clipboards will be handed to parents on the porch to sign-in and out. We ask that parents do their drop-off routines like kisses, hugs and others with their kids before ringing the bell. There is hand
sanitizer right in the porch to use before ringing the bell.
- If a family travels by Air or train we ask, that the child stays home for 14-days before returning to childcare.
- Both parents and childcare provider will wear a face mask at drop-off and pick up.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
FEAR NOT, FOR THE LORD IS WITH YOU! (Isaiah 41:10)