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Parents & Families
- Meet parents at the door; permit only children and staff in the building/setting.
- Ask parent(s) about the health of their child(ren), as well as the health of everyone in the family.
- Encourage parents to provide health updates via email at any time.
- Prohibit children from bringing personal belongings from home into the setting with them (no blankets, backpacks, lunchboxes, etc.). If children bring lunches, transfer them to smaller plastic bags at the front door.
- Keep class sizes small and hold as many outside activities as possible.
- Follow a routine schedule of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting throughout the day to clean shared surfaces and items, toys, books, cots, etc.
- Keeping objects and surfaces in a childcare setting as clean and free of pathogens as possible requires a combination of a). frequent cleaning; and b). when necessary, an application of a sanitizer or disinfectant.
Children & Staff
- Perform a daily physical health check of children.
- Check children’s temperatures.
- Upon entering the building take children to the bathroom to wash their hands. Be sure to follow the 20 second handwashing rule.
- Practice cough and sneeze etiquette, staff members and children should be taught to cover their mouths and noses with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Staff members and children should also be taught to cough or sneeze into their inner elbow/upper sleeve and to avoid covering the nose or mouth with bare hands.
- Gloves and masks should be made available to those in direct contact with the children.
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