We are operating under an Emergency Child Care License to continue providing child care to our families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are operating under guidance and oversight by the Office of Childcare, Oregon Early Learning Division and the Oregon Health Authority. 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 stay outside, except at SE Richmond where, if only one staff member is  present, a parent or guardian may enter the coat room one at a time.

  • All adults must wear face coverings 

  • Hand washing or sanitizing immediately inside entrance


2. Daily Health Check


  • Staff will take the temperature of anyone who enters our facilities

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


3. Group Sizes and Stable Groups


  • We provide stable teaching teams to limit exposure at our schools, we also maintain stable classroom groups at our NE center. Children and staff do not co-mingle between classrooms. 

  • Group sizes were increased in Multnomah County to “pre-COVID-19” sizes, however; we will continue to limit our group sizes to the following: SE Richmond - 16 children, NE Irvington - Infants: 6, Younger Toddlers: 8, Older Toddlers: 10, Preschoolers: 16


4. Personal Protective Equipment


  • Staff must wear face coverings indoors, and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained


5. Daily Activities


  • “Imagination Yoga” and other enrichment activities are no longer allowed

  • Multi-child sensory tables and trays are no longer allowed

  • Children have increased distance during nap times and, when possible, during meal times


6. 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 will 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 reason. Parents and guardians will not enter the facility unless authorized to do so, or in case of emergency. 


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


1. If a child or member of their household has been exposed to someone with a current presumptive case or positive case of COVID-19, they must quarantine for 14 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.


2. If a child has an illness with fever, cough, 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. They can also return to care with documentation from a medical professional saying they can return to care (e.g. diagnosed with something else).


3. If a child has symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash, they may return 24 hours after symptoms resolve or 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.

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