AN UPDATE RE:
COVID-19

WHAT WE'RE DOING TO STAY SAFE

CHILD SCREENING GUIDELINES

 

We are following CDC and NCDHHS guidelines for screening children prior to entering our facility and monitoring during their stay.

 

At check-in, and throughout your child's stay, we are screening all children for the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4F or higher (we will take each child's temperature);

  • Persistent cough;

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  • Vomiting;

  • Diarrhea or unusual stools;

  • Persistent runny nose;

  • Unexplained rash (must have a doctor's note); and/or

  • General malaise and fussiness.

Further, we ask that you do not bring your child to play with us if you have reason to believe your child has been exposed, directly or indirectly, to anyone actively infected with COVID-19 in the last 14 days (including air travel). We also recommend that you do not bring your child to play with us if you or a member of your household is at higher risk of developing a severe illness related to COVID-19.

For your safety and ours, we reserve the right to refuse entry to (or discontinue the visit of) any child who exhibits the above symptoms or may have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

 

In addition to the above guidelines, we have enhanced our already high standards for cleanliness and sanitization and have implemented a number of additional protocols to remain as safe as practicable. Specifically, we are:

  • Requiring hand sanitization of all parents and children upon entry;

  • Cleaning our facility daily, and sanitizing high-contact surfaces and other focus areas multiple times daily;

  • Washing all hands prior to and after meals, bathroom breaks, and any other time our staff deem necessary;

  • Wearing disposable gloves when preparing and serving food and during all diaper changes;

  • Removing from play any toys that contact a child's mouth and sanitizing prior to re-introduction;

  • Encouraging children to avoid high-contact play and organizing more activities in small groups;

  • Disinfecting personal belongings bins between each use;

  • Carrying disinfecting wipes and tissues on our staff at all times; and

 

Finally, we ask that you limit your child's personal belongings to only those essential items such as diapers, a lunch box, and/or a water bottle.