Covid-19 Protocol

We follow the Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings. 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 us
* 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 wait at the Stop Sign in the lunchroom and not enter the play area; a staff will direct your child to you

Sign-In / Sign-Out Procedures
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“parents should use their own pen and avoid touching the sign-in / sign-out sheet directly.”  
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if you use one of our pens at the sign-in / sign-out table please put it in the “used pens” box – we disinfect those pens throughout the day

Daily Health Check at Sign-In / If Your Child is Sick
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all staff are required to answer the Daily Health Check
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you must read, sign and return to the centre the Daily Health Check information sheet included with the summer registration"'
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ou must initial the Daily Health Check sign-in sheet each day your child attends - your child cannot stay at the centre without the Daily Health Check
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“There is no role for screening children or staff for specific symptoms, checking temperature, or COVID-19 testing. Such activities are reserved for health care professionals.”
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a child who is sick must stay at home
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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

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

Physical Distancing
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“For younger children maintaining physical distance is less practical and the focus should be on minimizing physical contact instead”
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"Older children should be supported to maintain physical distance whenever possible.”
* “Children from the same household do not need to maintain physical distancing from each other."
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hildren sit apart at snack, lunch and when doing individual indoor projects
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tag and other “frequent contact” games will not be played
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children may be closer together than 6 feet for some games and activities but staff remind them not to touch each other
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staff and parents should maintain physical distancing from each other    

 Environmental Measures
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we will be playing outside as much as possible while still being “sun safe” between 11 am and 3 pm
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“Reassure children and parents that playgrounds are a safe environment”
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windows will be open for adequate ventilation

Personal Protective Equipment
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“There is no evidence to support the use of medical grade, cloth or homemade masks in child care setting at this time. Wearing one is a personal choice. It is important to treat people wearing masks with respect.”
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“In younger children in particular, masks can be irritating and may lead to increased touching of the face and eyes.”

Cleaning / Disinfecting
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“General cleaning and disinfecting of the centre should occur at least once a day”
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“Frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day”
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“There is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted via textbooks, paper or other paper-based products. As such there is no need to limit the distribution of books or paper based educational resources to children…”

Vehicles
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“Transportation should be limited to the transport of children to and from care. Recreational travel is discouraged.”
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if we use our bus the capacity will be reduced to 12 passengers from 24 passengers.



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