Preschool Health and Safety Protocol 2021-2022

  1. Drop off will be at the front door at the designated time for each class. Please text the teachers when you arrive and your child is lined up ready to enter the school. Contact information will be shared with you by the classroom teachers


  1. Pick-up will be from the main entrance at the designated time for each class. Please follow the posted ENTRANCE and EXIT signs on the ramp


  1. All adults in the preschool building will wear masks regardless of their vaccination status


  1. All children are strongly recommended to wear masks while indoors. They do not have to wear masks nor maintain distance when outdoors. However, any family who prefers to mask their children indoors or outdoors, will be supported in this choice


  1. Parents should monitor their children every morning for symptoms and keep them home when sick or exposed to a COVID -19 positive individual. Symptoms include: fever 100.0-degree Fahrenheit or higher, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, headache w/other symptoms, muscle aches or body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue w/other symptoms, nasal congestion or runny nose


  1. Staff will observe the children throughout the day and refer children who may be symptomatic to the Preschool Director. The child will be isolated from other children until they can be picked up by parent/guardian. The SSAES Health and Safety Protocols will be followed for quarantining along with the guidance of the Local Department of Public Health


  1. Non-essential visitors who are not vaccinated will be limited to the maximum extent possible per EEC recommendations


  1. Ventilation and circulation of fresh air will be increased as often as possible


  1. Frequent hand hygiene, physical distancing and smaller groups when indoors will be promoted


  1. Routine and targeted cleaning practices will be continued for the high touched surfaces and shared objects within the program

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