The following policy is effective immediately and addresses the response plan for positive COVID-19 cases within our childcare community. To view the entire Health and Safety Plan, please click the button to the right.

COVID-19 Policy for Cobb Children’s Learning Center

COVID-19 Policy for Cobb Children’s Learning Center

ILLNESS:

During the COVID-19 pandemic period, our Health Check & Illness Policy (both COVID and Non-COVID provisions) applies to all staff, children, and their household members. The final decision on whether to exclude an individual from the program due to illness will be made by the child care center.

For your child’s comfort, and to reduce the risk of contagion, we ask that children be picked up within 1 hour of notification of illness. Until then, your child will be kept comfortable and will continue to be observed for symptoms.

For a full copy of the Health Check and Illness Policy, please see refer to the Parent Handbook

DAILY HEALTH CHECK:

All staff, families, children, and their household members must conduct a daily health check before coming into the center. Should you or any household member have any of the following COVID-19-like symptoms during the preceding 72 hours, we ask you to remain out of the center and notify the center.

  • Unusual Cough
  • Uncontrollable Sneezing or Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Muscle Aches
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Fever at or above the threshold temperature of 100.4° F* (or would have, but for the use of fever-reducing medicine).

RESPONSE TO EXPOSURE OF A POSITIVE OR PRESUMPTIVE CASE:

In the event a staff member or child has been exposed to someone with a current, positive or presumptive COVID-19 case:

  • The exposed person must quarantine for fourteen (14) days from the last time they had close contact with the positive or presumptive individual.
    • Close contact is defined as an individual who has close contact (less than six feet) for longer than 15 minutes (cumulatively) with a COVID-19 case.
  • A presumptive case is defined as a person who was exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and developed symptoms.
  • For presumptive cases only, if the exposure was to a presumptive case of COVID-19, exclusion is required only if the adult or child was exposed in the 10 days after the COVID-19 presumptive person started having symptoms.
  • Anyone who comes into child care who has a household member with symptoms of COVID-19 that is not confirmed or presumptive must be carefully monitored for symptoms.

RESPONSE TO A CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASE:
In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a facility, all children and staff in the stable cohort–and anyone who came in contact with the group, may not come to the program and will be informed about the need to quarantine at home for 14 days.

  • All families will be notified by the end of day of the positive case; classrooms unaffected by the case will remain open unless the case affects the administration of the program as well.
  • In collaboration with the local health authority, families in the same cohort as the positive case will be notified via telephone immediately and requested to pick up their child and quarantine until they receive further instructions from the local health authority.

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