How We Stay Safe During COVID-19
We follow all of Washington State DCYF.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures.
Sarodgini staff greets parent and child outside of facility, then checks the temperature with a distanced thermometer. We also check the temperature several times during the day. Parents are required to wear a mask during pick up and drop off time.
Please always make the child's check in\check out contactless from your phone.
Please check the child`s temperature every morning before school.
Implement Social Distancing Strategies
At Sarodgini we keep social distancing:
· Child care classes include the same group each day, and the same child care providers remain with the same group each day.
· Since every one of our classrooms is large and every classroom is divided by specific areas (such as kitchen, art, science, etc.) children play in groups of 2-4 at the same time.
· At nap time we make sure children’s beds are spaced out 6 feet apart. Children are placed head to toe in order to further reduce the potential for viral spread.
· During recess each class plays on their own playground. No two classes are together.
Intensified Cleaning and Disinfection Efforts
When feasible, staff members and older children should wear face coverings within the facility.
Children and staff wash their hands when changing activities or every time they accidentally touch their mouth, nose, or eyes.
All Sarodgini premises are cleaned and sanitized multiple time during the day. After hours we use a professional deep cleaning service that consists of one particular person and she ozonizes every room of our facility. Every Friday there is an extra deep cleaning including carpet wash, beds wash and all children items are washed and sanitized with extra time for ozonizing for each room. Every evening and during outside time all windows of each classroom are opened for the ventilation.
If a child might have been exposed to COVID-19 or traveled out of state, he or she should have a COVID-19 test on the 7th day of return from a trip and then send the negative result to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org prior returning to the childcare.
Non-Related to COVID-19 Fatigues
The incubation period of Covid 19 in children seems to be about the same as in adults, 2-14 days.
Signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in children include:
· Myalgia – muscle pain
· Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea
· New loss of taste or smell
· Sore throat
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Abdominal pain
· Nausea or vomiting
· Poor appetite or poor feeding
Children infected with Covid- 19 may have many of these non-specific symptoms, may only have a few (such as only upper respiratory symptoms or only gastrointestinal symptoms), or may be asymptomatic. The most common symptoms in children are cough and/or fever.11-15 A recent systematic review estimated that 16% of children with Covid19 infection are asymptomatic,16 but evidence suggests that as many as 45% of pediatric infections are asymptomatic.17 The signs and symptoms of Covid-19 in children are similar to other infections, including influenza, streptococcal pharyngitis, and allergic rhinitis. The lack of specificity of signs or symptoms and the significant proportion of asymptomatic infections make symptom-based screening for identification of Covid -19 in children particularly challenging.
You can read the CDC recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html?fbclid=IwAR1XdKfTsmQBBh_uMEqlZPKiuqdg1pjA4CeMsuphVai9t13h-2jtVB0guGE
The covid-19 test can be quickly passed on:
Sarodgini rules during the COVID-19 pandemic
1. You must pass a 2-week quarantine or pass a covid test after 7 days:
a) After any trip involving visiting crowded places within or outside the state (camping or traveling with family on a RV does not count)
b) After traveling, Including a flight by plane
c) After the child has experienced any cold symptoms for more than 12 hours
e) If one or more of the family members experience symptoms of a cold or flu in any form (cough, fever, stomach ailment, sore throat, severe runny nose, headache, etc.)
e) After a child with symptoms of the disease crossed paths with other children from Sarodgini childcare
f) If a new child or employee enters Sarodgini childcare
2. It is Necessary to maintain a 24-hour quarantine if:
a) signs of a cold or stomach ailment have been present for less than 12 hours and the child has not crossed paths with children from Sarodgini childcare
3. In case of violation of the health rules, the family receives a warning first, and the second time is excluded from the Sarodgini childcare without returning the Deposit. Violations include:
a) the withholding of information about travel
b) concealment of information about contacts with the sick
C) concealment of information about the child's illness
d) the use of medicine to hide the child's symptoms
What to do if the child of one of the family members was tested positive?
If the child was tested positive, she needs to stay home for at least 14 days. To return to childcare the child needs to provide the negative test result for COVID-19 that was taken on the 14th day to insure that Covid is not present.
If one of the family members was tested positive and the child was tested negative, then the child needs to stay home for 20 days and have a test. The first ten days covers the first exposure and the second ten days will ensure that the child did not become infected later. The child can return to childcare with a negative result.
New teachers or children must pass a 2-week quarantine and submit a negative cavid-19 test before entering childcare.
The health rules apply to both children and childcare parents, as well as employees, and will become effective today. The document with the rules will be offered to you for signature during the coming week.
*Violating our policy two or more times may cause the termination of contract with no money back.