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COVID-19 Protocol

Masks

We are currently taking a mask break for the summer to build up everyone's immunity to illnesses.  If you would like your child to wear a mask, please let your child's teacher know.  If your child is exposed to COVID or has COVID, then your child will need to follow the mask rules according to the quarantine or isolation procedures.  If your child wears a mask, please send your child to school wearing a mask and bring extras in case we need them as our supplies of masks are limited.  

 

Your child tests positive for COVID

  • Please let admin know immediately if your child tests positive for COVID and follow the isolation procedures below.
  • If your child tests positive with an at home test, please email a picture to admin.  We must send it into the Health Department for proof of a positive case.

 

Quarantine Procedures for Cases of Exposure

If your child is exposed to COVID, please look to see which of the 4 situations below applies to them and follow one of the quarantine procedures laid out for that situation.  Please watch your child for COVID symptoms for the full 14 days regardless of length of quarantine.

Please note that we do recommend that if your child is exposed to COVID in your house to keep them home for 5-7 days to watch for symptoms, especially if they have been around the individual(s) with COVID a lot for 2 days before the symptoms start or the person tests positive.  If the person with COVID is unable to quarantine from your child (staying less than 6 feet away for 15 or more minutes a day), then they should stay home 10-12 days to account for the 5 days the person is contagious.  This will help to prevent COVID from coming into the program.  As you make this decision, please consider the other families who have to take off work one or more days with their child if your child exposes them to COVID.

 

Unvaccinated and CANNOT wear a mask throughout the day

Option A:  Early Return (Best Practice)

    • Your child must not have any symptoms of COVID.
    • Your child can return from quarantine on the 7th day following the last day of exposure if they get a Rapid Antigen Test or a PCR Test from a testing site or a doctor on or after the 7th day from exposure.  C Street is an approved testing site.  At home tests will not be accepted by the Health Department.

 Your child can return on the 7th day after exposure if they are symptom free and have a negative test.Your child can return on the 7th day after exposure if they are symptom free and have a negative test.

 

 Option B:  Full Quarantine (Safest Practice)

    • Your child needs to quarantine at home for 10 days following the last day of exposure if they are not fully vaccinated and haven't had COVID in the last 90 days.  Your child may return to school on the 11th day as long as they are symptom free.
    • If a family member tests positive, but one or more of the children who attend the Center does not test positive, then that child(ren) needs to stay home and quarantine for 10 days after their last exposure unless they are vaccinated.  The last exposure to someone living in the home may be 5 days after the person with COVID tests positive for COVID if the child who does not test positive is not able to isolate from the person who tested positive.  This would mean the 10-day quarantine period would start 5 days after the person with COVID tested positive.

 

Unvaccinated and CAN wear a KN95 mask throughout the day

Option A:  Early Return (Best Practice)

    • Your child must not have any symptoms of COVID.
    • Your child can return from quarantine on the 6th day following the last day of exposure if they get a Rapid Antigen Test or a PCR Test from a testing site or a doctor on or after the 6th day from exposure.  C Street is an approved testing site.  At home tests will not be accepted by the Health Department.
    • Your child must be able to keep a KN95 mask on throughout the day for 10 days.

 You child can return on the 6th day after exposure if they are symptom free, test negative, and CAN wear a mask appropriately.You child can return on the 6th day after exposure if they are symptom free, test negative, and CAN wear a mask appropriately.

 

Option B:  Test to Stay

    • Your child CAN stay at the Center as long as the following applies:
      • Your child has no symptoms
      • You authorize C Street to test your child for COVID.  Tests will be given on the first known day of exposure, the fifth day after exposure, and any time in between as needed.  Please fill out the testing permission form at this link if you have not done so already:  https://redcap.link/utah.gov-CStreetChildDevelopmentCenter
      • Your child's COVID test is negative
      • Your child's KN95 mask fits well and your child can keep the mask on over their mouth and nose throughout the day and keep it out of their mouth.
      • Your child CANNOT stay at the Center if any of the following applies:
        • Your child has any COVID symptoms, this also includes mild symptoms such as a runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, change in attitude or behavior from their norm.
        • Your child has a positive test.  (See Isolation policies)
        • Your child's mask does not fit well.
        • Your child does not keep the mask over their mouth or nose, takes the mask off when it is not a mask break, puts the mask in their mouth.  Please talk to your child ahead of time and work with them on learning how to wear their mask properly if they cannot already do this.  They will be sent home during the first 5 days after exposure if they cannot wear their mask properly as they are putting everyone, including themselves at risk.
      • If your child stays, you need to know the following:
        • Your child may be at higher risk of getting COVID if other children who stay end up getting COVID.  This would result in isolation if your child were to come down with COVID.
        • The chance of COVID spreading in the program and thus family and the community becomes greater the more your child is exposed to COVID.
        • If COVID starts spreading in the program, we will implement quarantine procedures for those exposed.
        • Test to Stay is voluntary ans is only one of our options for handling COVID.
        • Quarantine for 5 or more days is considered best practice and should be used if you are able to accommodate it.

Option C:  Full Quarantine (Safest Practice)

    • Your child needs to quarantine at home for 10 days following the last day of exposure if they are not fully vaccinated and haven't had COVID in the last 90 days.  Your child may return to school on the 11th day as long as they are symptom free.     
    • If a family member tests positive, but one or more of the children who attend the Center does not test positive, then that child(ren) needs to stay home and quarantine for 10 days after their last exposure unless they are vaccinated.  The last exposure to someone living in the home may be 5 days after the person with COVID tests positive for COVID if the child who does not test positive is not able to isolate from the person who tested positive.  This would mean the 10-day quarantine period would start 5 days after the person with COVID tested positive.



Fully Vaccinated:  It has been two or more weeks since your child received the second COVID vaccine.

    • Your child may come to the Center if they do not have any COVID symptoms and they can keep a KN95 mask on throughout the day for 10 days.                  

 

Had COVID within the last 90 days

    • Your child may come to the Center if they do not have any COVID symptoms. 
    • They need to wear a KN95 mask if they are two years or older for 10 days following the last exposure.

If you would like to read more information about quarantine and isolation, please visit:  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/

 

Isolation Procedures for Positive Cases of COVID

Isolation is not the same as quarantine.  A person in quarantine who then becomes infected with COVID, must start their isolation period according to the isolation guidelines not from the time they entered quarantine.  Once through the isolation period, a person may resume normal activities, including coming to the Center even if someone else in the home is in isolation for longer.

  • If the individual CAN keep a mask on throughout the day, they should isolate at home for 5 days from their positive test date and then return to school day 6-10 wearing a KN95 mask if they have been symptom free for 24 hours.

 Your child can return to school on the 6th day after testing positive if they CAN wear a mask appropriately and they are symptom free.Your child can return to school on the 6th day after testing positive if they CAN wear a mask appropriately and they are symptom free.

  • If the individual CANNOT wear a mask, they should isolate at home for 10 days from their symptom onset date (or positive test date, if asymptomatic) and can return on the 11th day if they have been fever free without the aide of medicine for 24 hours.

 Your child may return the 11th day after developing symptoms if they CANNOT wear a mask appropriately and they have been fever free.Your child may return the 11th day after developing symptoms if they CANNOT wear a mask appropriately and they have been fever free.

  

Your child can return on the 11th day after testing positive if they CANNOT wear a mask appropriately and they have been fever free.Your child can return on the 11th day after testing positive if they CANNOT wear a mask appropriately and they have been fever free.

 

Testing Information

Please note:  any child who tests positive will need to be picked up ASAP and will need to follow Isolation Procedures.  If the child is not picked up within an hour, then our after-hours fee of $4/minute will apply.

It is recommended to test your child in case they are asymptomatic for COVID.  In order for your child to return to school after quarantining for 5 days w/a mask or 7 days w/out a mask, your child will need to be symptom free and take a COVID test.  The Health Department accepts the PCR test and the Rapid Antigen Test.  They DO NOT accept the rapid tests that are given at home.  If you have your child tested at a testing site, please send admin a copy of the test results and be prepared to show them at the door when you drop off your child.

Testing will be provided at C Street.  Please check the emailed schedule for testing dates and time.  We will set up a testing station downstairs in the conference room for anyone who is comfortable with us administering the rapid test.  You will come in the North set of double doors downstairs.  You will go straight past the elevator into the office wing.  The conference room is the first door on the right.  If your child has any symptoms, then your child needs to stay home for the full 10-day quarantine or longer and get tested.  Please let admin know the results of this test so we can report it to the Health Department. 

If you have not already had your child tested with us, then you will need to register for the test using the following link:  https://redcap.link/utah.gov-CStreetChildDevelopmentCenter.  If you haven’t registered your child before, please do so before you come to speed up the process.  These need to be filled out for each person taking the test. 

If the rapid test comes out positive or inconclusive, then you will need to get a PCR test to confirm or determine the results.  Your child will need to remain home until the PCR test results come back.  If the PCR test comes out positive, then you/your child will need to isolate according to the guidelines set up by the Health Department. 

The rapid test takes 15 minutes once it is run.  It will take about 20-30 minutes for the whole process depending on how many tests are being run at the same time.  You will need to stay downstairs or outside until the test results are complete.  If you child has a negative test, then you are free to drop your child off upstairs or take them home if that is your preference.  We will be implementing social distancing during this process to keep everyone safe.

 

Thank You!

While we follow these procedures, we would also like to encourage and thank the families for also following COVID procedures at home and when they are out in the community.  By keeping your children home when they are sick and getting them tested frequently for COVID when they are sick, we are able to minimize bringing illnesses into the Center.  It takes the whole community working together to prevent the spread of COVID and we are eternally grateful for our families joining us in this endeavor and for their patience and understanding when we send their children home with symptoms or to quarantine.

Updated 7/22/22