Covid Safety plan and procedures

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    Springfield OR  97478
          541-228-5352

Health and Safety Plan

(CVD – 19)

Updated September 6, 2021

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McKenzie Montessori Institute

Parent Pandemic Procedures

2021-2022

All parents and/or guardians are required to follow the procedures and guidelines listed below in accordance with the State of Oregon’s Health & Safety Guidelines. 

Morning Drop-Off                         Between 8:00 am and 9:00am

*Student(s) and their adult are to exit their vehicle and wait behind the designated waiting lines.  Note: To avoid crowding, if there is a long line, please REMAIN in your vehicle.

*Limit to one (1) adult is to wait with student(s)

*Adults must wear mask at all times, including outside, even if vaccinated.

*Any student age 5 and over MUST wear a mask (even if vaccinated).

*Please observe social distance guidelines and designated waiting areas.

*When signaled, step up to the intake staff member who will conduct a health check including temp. check.  Stay with your student(s) until accepted and child has entered through the door.

*You MUST be in line or in parking lot waiting prior to 9:00am.  Parents entering on or after 9:00 may incur a late drop off fee of $10.00. 

All classes start at 9:00.  Those students arriving close to or at 9:00 are late to class.  Help your student be successfully on time now and for their future.  Additionally, if you need acceptance after 9am, you may have to wait until staff can be relieved to come “in take”.  *No child will be accepted (without prior advanced approval). This is strictly enforced as staff are unable to leave their groups once started.

*Parents/Guardians are encouraged to have the same person drop off and pickup every day.

NOTE: Allow yourself ample time when dropping off as only one vehicle can be processed at a time. 

Afternoon Pick Up                         Between 2:30pm and 5:00pm

*Adult must wear mask.   Exit vehicle and stand in front of double glass doors at the indicated pick up areas.  If others are there picking up at the same time, please observe the designated waiting spaces.  Staff will retrieve your student and bring them out to you.

*No child will be allowed to leave (without prior advanced approval) at or before 2:30pm.  This is strictly enforced as staff are unable to leave their groups.

NOTES: Allow yourself ample time when picking up as only one vehicle and one person is allowed at a time.  Your child/ren will be brought to you in order of arrival (to the best of our abilities).

Daily Guidelines for Student Acceptance

1.Has the adult or child been exposed to a person with a positive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

2. Has the adult or child been exposed to a person with a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? • A “presumptive” case means the person was exposed to someone with COVID-19 and the presumptive adult or child showed symptoms in the past 10 days. If they answered yes to either question 1 or 2, the child or adult must quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day quarantine starts on the day that child or adult last had contact with the COVID-19 case. • The 14-day quarantine cannot be shortened by getting a negative COVID-19 test, or by getting a note from a medical professional.

3. Is the adult or child experiencing unusual cough, shortness of breath, or fever? “Unusual cough” means something not normal for this person (e.g., allergies, asthma). If yes to question 3, that person must be excluded from the program for 10 days, and 24 hours symptom-free. • With regard to cough and shortness of breath only, if the person has been checked by a medical professional and is cleared, they can remain in or return to the program following the documented direction of the medical professional. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit is excluded. See additional information on exclusion and return to care under direction of a medical professional in the section “Responding to Possible and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

4. Does the child or adult have symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash? If yes to question 4, that person must be excluded as follows. • If seen by a medical professional and is cleared, they can remain in or return to the program following the documented direction of the medical professional. • If not seen by a medical professional, they may return 24 hours after resolution of symptoms.

Illness

Should your child become ill with symptoms of fever (above 100.4), diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash.  The child will be required to be picked up immediately from the facility. The nature of the illness will determine the child’s return date.

Recordkeeping

Daily health logs are kept in accordance with requirements. Daily logs are kept with daily attendance records and classroom rosters.

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Family Engagement

At this time and until further notice;

No adults other than staff will be allowed inside during school hours when children are onsite. 

Adults will be allowed to make an appointment after hours.

All fieldtrips and in person activities are cancelled or will not be scheduled.

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Group Size and Stable Groups

Group size will not exceed numbers as determined by the State of Oregon. 

Groups will remain in stable groups at the best to any staff’s ability.

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Personal Protective Equipment for Children and Adults

All staff are always required to wear face covering when around children and other staff.

Children five (5 and in kindergarten) and older will wear face coverings except when eating.

Younger children may wear protective face covering at the desire of their parents.

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Daily Activities

Children are provided with personal items for success (pencils, crayons, glue stick, scissors).  Such items will be sanitized after use and prior to use of another child.

Children remain in their stable group/class with limited exception.  Last half hour of day/siblings.

Outside play and lunches are staggered for each group

At least 36 inches between mats at rest time

Group activities are reduced and spread out

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Handwashing and General Hygiene

All staff and children are required to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds upon:

            – entering the school

            – before eating

            – after eating

            – before preparing food

            – after playing on playground

            – after toileting or assisting with toileting

            – after wiping/blowing/picking nose, coughing or sneezing into hands

            – break staff before entering stable group

            – after viewing a finger/hand in any body orifice

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Food and Nutrition

Infants/wobblers will eat in their classroom

Lunchroom lunch classes will be staggered with sanitation in between

Space children as far apart as space allows. 

Children should eat at the same table with same students daily.  Siblings should eat at the same table.

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Illnesses

Should your child become ill with symptoms of fever (above 100.3), diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash.  The child will be removed from cohort and placed in a safe holding area (away from others). The child will be required to be picked up immediately from the facility. The nature of the illness will determine the child’s return date.

Cleaning and Building Maintenance

Janitorial at night sanitizes kitchen and all floors

 Evening Sanitization check list

– double doors – windows – glass cleaner – both sides

– Handles on double glass doors – sanitize both sides of door

– Sign in counters –

– Swing gates and locks

– Door bars or handles at every door – All – both sides

 – Bathroom – sinks – knobs – handles – toilet handles – stall handles

– Outdoor – trikes – bikes – ride on/in s –

– both playgrounds – play equipment handles, bars, chains, where kids grab on to

– Gate to playground handles

– Light switches

– Charis & tables

– Prep handwashing sink – sanitize – make sure plenty of soap, water, and towels for morning

Repeatedly all day after use

Works in the classrooms/Before & After room

– Sign in counters –

– Swing gates and locks

– Door bars or handles at every door – All – both sides

 – Bathroom – sinks – knobs – handles – toilet handles – stall handles

– Outdoor – trikes – bikes – ride on/in s –

– both playgrounds – play equipment handles, bars, chains, where kids grab on to

– Gate to playground handles

– Light switches

– Charis & tables

– Play structures

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Responding to Possible & Confirmed cases

1.Has the adult or child been exposed to a person with a positive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

2. Has the adult or child been exposed to a person with a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? • A “presumptive” case means the person was exposed to someone with COVID-19 and the presumptive adult or child showed symptoms in the past 10 days. If they answered yes to either question 1 or 2, the child or adult must quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day quarantine starts on the day that child or adult last had contact with the COVID-19 case. • The 14-day quarantine cannot be shortened by getting a negative COVID-19 test, or by getting a note from a medical professional.

3. Is the adult or child experiencing unusual cough, shortness of breath, or fever? “Unusual cough” means something not normal for this person (e.g., allergies, asthma). If yes to question 3, that person must be excluded from the program for 10 days, and 24 hours symptom-free. • With regard to cough and shortness of breath only, if the person has been checked by a medical professional and is cleared, they can remain in or return to the program following the documented direction of the medical professional. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit is excluded. See additional information on exclusion and return to care under direction of a medical professional in the section “Responding to Possible and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

4. Does the child or adult have symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, or rash? If yes to question 4, that person must be excluded as follows. • If seen by a medical professional and is cleared, they can remain in or return to the program following the documented direction of the medical professional. • If not seen by a medical professional, they may return 24 hours after resolution of symptoms.

Confirmed

Public health authority and the Office of Child Care will be notified

  1. dpu.providerreporting@dhsoha.state.or.us
  2. Angela.Stinson@ode.state.or.us

All children and staff in the stable cohort-and anyone who came in contact with the group do not come to the program and informed about the need to be quarantined at home for 14 days.

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Transportation

No transportation is provided.  No fieldtrips will be scheduled until further notice.

 All parents and/or guardians are required to follow the procedures and guidelines listed below in accordance with the State of Oregon’s Health & Safety Guidelines.  .

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Professional Development

All staff are required to maintain mandated training as set forth by the State of Oregon Childcare Division.

Training is optimal if not “in person”.

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