COVID-19 County Health Directives

Masks for adults are mandatory at all times indoors.

.Mandatory Covid Testing for staff every other week

• Teachers are to instruct parents and children on how to choose a mask that fits the child. The mask must lie flat on the face to avoid droplets to escape or transmit onto peers.

• Mask should be 2 layers (3 is optimal) thick, either cloth or surgical.

• Face shields do not replace masks. You may wear a face shield, but it must be paired with a mask covering nose and mouth completely.

• Children under 2 years of age are not required to wear a mask. Children 3 years and up are required to wear masks when inside. When children are outside, they do not require a mask- but social distancing should be observed.

• All employees and children are expected to regularly wash their hands throughout the day. They are required to wash their hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, when doing the following: arriving to work, handling food, feeding a child, after use of a toilet, after changing a diaper or helping a child in the bathroom, after assisting to wipe a child’s nose or mouth, tending to a cut or sore and after daily health screenings etc.

• Staff to do daily health inspections to include: taking child’s temperature, asking Covid questions, visual wellness check and having the child wash their hands once in the classroom.

• All cleaning and disinfecting will be done using EPA registered disposable wipes or solutions. Employees will wipe down commonly used surfaces before use. In addition, there will be regular cleaning and disinfecting of toys, learning materials, door handles, light switches, art & crafts supplies, sink handles, toilet handles, counters, desktops and books etc.

• All classrooms will have ventilation.

• All adult caregivers are required to have a Flu Shot to work with children per the State Dept. of Health.

• Per Community Care Licensing all adults and children are to be current on all immunizations.