COVID 19 Safety Guidelines for Trinity Childcare Center (pdf)
After reviewing all state and local guidelines for open childcare centers, and in cooperation with infectious disease experts and health officials, we are implementing the following safety precautions effective immediately:
In the event that a child or staff member contracts COVID 19
If a child or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and they were inside the facility during the incubation period, the childcare center will shut down. The childcare center will be thoroughly disinfected and will reopen after Trinity’s Senior Leadership approves it.
Limited Parental Access
Parents are strongly advised to not come into the Center building at all. All drop-offs and pick-ups should be done without entering the building. See below for further Drop-Off and Pick-Up instructions. If, in the case of an emergency, a parent enters the Center, their shoes must be removed, hand sanitizer used, and a mask that covers the nose and mouth must be worn.
Daily Child Health Assessments
BEFORE a parent leaves at drop-off, the child’s temperature will be taken by a staff member. Any child with a fever at or above 100.0 will NOT be allowed into the Center. In addition, you will be asked daily if the child has been in contact with anyone that has COVID-19. If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, your child will NOT be allowed to attend childcare during the quarantine period and the Center will require a doctor’s note in order for your child to return. See Health Screening Assessments below.
Limitation of Movement/Social Distancing
Children and staff movement will be restricted throughout the day. Gym use at this time is prohibited, but will be periodically reassessed. Outdoor activity, including walks and play, is highly encouraged but groups will stay separated. Social distancing from children is difficult, but staff will do their best.
Increased Hygiene & Sanitation
All rooms are equipped with the necessary supplies to maintain a clean environment and staff have been instructed on how and when to use these. Increased hand washing will be encouraged. There is an increased number of hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the building. We recommend increased washing of outside gear at home. We will be washing onsite blankets and other necessary items routinely.
Masks and gloves are available for all employees, but are not required. We understand that wearing a mask with small children could be difficult and may be unsettling. It is up to the employee should they choose to wear protective gear.
Employees are asked to follow social distancing recommendations outside of work hours. Each staff member’s temperature will be taken at the beginning of their shift. Staff will go through a screening checklist before the start of their workdays. All staff will enter and exit through the same door, leaving shoes and coats in the garage. Staff will be asked to wear “work shoes” or “work socks.” These items are to stay at the Center and are to be worn only in the Center (socks will be washed onsite). The staff have undergone additional training of COVID-19, disinfecting, proper handwashing, and temperature reading.
We ask for you to remain flexible as there are very few certainties during this unpresented time. The only guarantee we can provide is that we will love your child(ren) as we always have. They will be taught about Jesus’ love and forgiveness daily and they will be given a safe place to play and explore God’s creation.