We have been following the spread of COVID-19. In addition to our usual hygiene practices, we will be following additional childcare hygiene guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities to ensure we have the right plans and resources in place to safeguard your child and family’s health and well-being.
What we are doing:
- Our daily cleaning procedures are already thorough, however, we are taking extra time to clean and disinfect so that our home remains a safe and welcoming space for your children as well as for us.
- We are wiping down and disinfecting all hard toys, door knobs, windows, tables, and other hard surfaces with extra vigilance.
- We are increasing the amount of times during the week that we wash sheets and soft toys.
- We are increasing the amount of times that we and the children wash our hands.
- We already spend a great deal of time outdoors but we will increase that time within reason.
- In addition, we will increase the air ventilation in our home throughout the day.
- We are using extra caution when evaluating our own personal health and will close the daycare if Elvia is not feeling well, as we would under normal circumstances.
What we ask of you:
- We ask if you or your child are not feeling well, please keep your child home. It’s important that everyone does their part to help prevent the spread of this virus.
- Increase ventilation in your work space, home, or while driving.
- Recommendations from the CDC:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
- If you have family members that are vulnerable or have preexisting conditions, please consider staying home with your child so as to avoid undue risk to your family.
For additional information on what you can do to protect your family, please visit the CDC website. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.
Ultimately, we feel that it is important to be prepared, stay calm, and be kind and considerate—a good rule for life in general.
Elvia and family