OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

To continue providing child care to our families during the COVID-19 pandemic our regulations and policies are subject to change in order to stay responsive to any developments which would effect the health of our families and staff.

 

The following is a summary of the changes to our previous policies. For more detailed information please reach out directly.

 

1. Drop-Off and Pick-Up

    

 •  Parents and guardians must socially-distance on the school property, inside and outside

  • All adults, and children ages 5 and older, must wear face coverings 

  • Children must wash hands or sanitize them immediately inside entrance

 

2. Daily Health Check

  • Anyone who enters our facilities will attest to being symptom-free and to have had no exposure to anyone with COVID-19

 

3. Personal Protective Equipment

 

  • Staff and children ages 5 and older must wear face coverings indoors, and all visiting adults, and children ages 5 and older, must wear face coverings while on school property (inside and outside), regardless of vaccination status

 

4. Cleaning

 

  • All surfaces and materials are cleaned and sanitized according to current guidelines 

7. Responding to Possible and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

 

  • Our Exclusion Guidelines under our Emergency License is as follows:  

 

Exclusion Guidelines

If you are bringing your child to Sweet Day it is because everyone in your home is healthy and symptom free, with no known exposure to COVID-19.

 

Staff may take a child's temperature upon arrival, and may ask questions regarding their health, and the health of your household. Sweet Day has the authority to not allow a child into the facility for any health concern related reason. 

 

No child may be admitted into our care with any of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees taken temporally or in the ear

  • Sever/Persistent Cough

  • Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes

  • Skin or eye lesion or rash that are severe, weeping, or pus-filled

  • Stiff neck and headache with one or more of the other symptoms listed

  • Difficulty breathing or abnormal wheezing

  • Complaints of severe pain

  • New loss of taste or smell

 

1. If a child or member of their household has been exposed to someone with a presumptive case or positive case of COVID-19, they must quarantine for 10 days from the last time they had contact with the person. A negative COVID-19 test, or a note from a doctor may not override this policy. This 10 day period quarantine could be shortened to 7 days if:

1. The person takes a COVID-19 test between days 5 and 7 of their quarantine period, AND

2. The person is asymptomatic, AND

3. The COVID-19 test comes back negative

 

2. If a child has an illness with fever, cough, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath they must be excluded from care for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If they test negative for COVID-19, they can return 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If the child only has a fever (without any other symptoms) they can also return to care with documentation from a medical professional saying they can return to care (e.g. diagnosed with something else), after being fever-free for at least 24 hours.

 

3. If a child has symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash, they may return 48 hours after symptoms resolve or 24 hours after symptoms resolve with documentation from a medical professional saying they can return to care.

 

*Important definitions*

"Fever" means a 100.4 Fahrenheit degree fever or above.

"Exposure" means contact (less than 6 feet) for longer than 15 minutes with a COVID-19 case.

"Presumptive Case" means a person who was exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and has developed symptoms.

"Quarantine" means you stay away from other people when you may become sick, even if you have no symptoms.