COVID you're not Welcome here!
Updated: Oct 1, 2021
As we draw closer to a winter opening, COVID has been slowing things down quote a bit. With most people in the government departments working from home and being short staffed, those poor guys are overwhelmed!
Which inspired me to write this post. I think it's important for prospective families to know how we intend to protect our home, facility and most important of all our children.
Our hope is that we fill spots "pod"-style. Five families that take the dangers of COVID seriously. Limiting large group activities, being vaccinated and top-notch cleanliness will help us combat this pandemic.
We created a special policy in our handbook for COVID Prevention please check it out below and let us know if you have any questions.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vaccination is encouraged. We hope we attract the kind of families that take this pandemic seriously. In public indoor places such as grocery stores, it is advised that you wear a mask even if you are vaccinated. Parents will be asked to wear masks or face coverings while dropping-off and picking-up, and to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from other families to the extent possible. Parents will also be asked to meet at the outside foyer for pick-up and drop-off of children. Please make all visits as brief as possible washing your hands if you have to enter. Parents/guardians or authorized individuals must hand the child to the Provider.
If you are feeling sick as a parent, even with mild symptoms, please arrange for somebody else to drop- off and pick-up your child. Before dropping off and picking up your child, as well as when you get home, make sure that you and your child have washed your hands thoroughly. To the extent possible, limit carpooling and have the same Parent or guardian drop off and pick up the child each day. If your child has an upper respiratory allergy, we understand that a mild cough and runny nose are symptoms for allergy sufferers. Due to the new guidelines implemented by the CDC, we will need a doctor’s note accompanied with a history of child’s allergies and action plan (e.g., medication and treatment) that is put in place. A hard copy of the action plan will be required for our records. Please notify us immediately if you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19. Please quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19. At the end of the quarantine, please have a COVID-19 test conducted on yourself and the child and email us the results before returning to school. Failure to abide by these COVID-19 guidelines, will result in termination from the childcare.
We hate that it has to be this way but our Kaizen Kids are currently not old enough to be vaccinated and their safety is of the utmost importance.