Covid-19 Protocol

We follow the BC Centre for Disease Control guidance for Child Care Settings last updated March 28, 2022. Some guidelines are in quotes and the other items are our procedures.

Parent Enter / Do Not Enter Areas
* the parking lot door is the only entrance and exit to use
* you are allowed in the girls’ basement area to sign the attendance book
* you are allowed to enter our office in Room 118 in the girls’ basement
* you must not enter the play areas – wait at a doorway; a staff will direct your child to you

Daily Health Check at Sign-In / If Your Child is Sick
* you must read, sign and return to the centre the Daily Health Check information sheet included with the summer registration
* “Staff and parents should regularly check to ensure that they (or their child) are not experiencing any symptoms of illness (including but not limited to COVID-19 symptoms) before coming to child care to prevent spread of communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, within the child care setting.”
* a child who is sick must stay at home until “well enough to participate in regular activities
…fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication.”
* a child who displays any symptoms of COVID-19 or symptoms similar to the common cold will be isolated in our office and will be expected to go home immediately
* anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should follow the guidance on the BCCDC website as to how long to self-isolate
* “those who have been exposed to COVID-19 should monitor for symptoms…as long as they do not have any symptoms, they may continue to attend child care”

Hand Washing
* children wash hands: after outdoor play in addition to regular hand washing times
* hand sanitizer is available if proper hand washing is not accessible
* children are allowed to bring their own hand sanitizer but it is not to be shared

Environmental Measures
* we will be outside as much as possible while still being “sun safe” from 11 am to 3 pm
* windows will be open for adequate ventilation

Personal Protective Equipment / Staff Vaccination
* wearing a mask is optional for staff and children
* all of our staff have been fully vaccinated for COVID 19

Cleaning / Disinfecting
* “Cleaning of frequently touched surfaces should occur in line with regular practices.”
* “Sensory activities and use of sensory objects (eg. playdough) can continue…sensory objects should be cleaned and disinfected according to routine cleaning practices.”
* “There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by books or paper. There is no need to limit the use of books and paper-based materials.

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