COVID-19 Protocols

During this pandemic time, we have chosen to remain open and follow protocols set forth by the Texas Health and Human Services regarding Child Care Centers and COVID.

Caregiver Requirements

The emergency rules require you to:

Ensure all caregivers have taken required health and safety training related to COVID-19 through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Encourage all employees age 65 and older to talk to their health care provider to assess their risk and to determine if they should stay home.

Screening Requirements

The emergency rules require you to:

Implement screening procedures that align with the CDC’s most recent guidance.

Conduct daily screening of anyone who enters the operation and denying entry only to those who fail the screening criteria.

Drop off and Pick up Procedures

The emergency rules require you to:

Implement drop-off and pick-up procedures that limit possible exposure between families and child care staff, such as staggering drop-off and pick-up times.

Complete pick-up and drop-off of children outside the operation, unless there is a legitimate need for the parent to enter.

Diapering Procedures

The emergency rules require you to follow current minimum standards related to diapering, and:

Wash the child’s and caregiver’s hands before beginning.

Wear gloves.

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Soiled Clothing Requirements

The emergency rules require you to ensure all children and caregivers have multiple changes of clothing available in order to change any clothing with secretions on it. If clothing becomes soiled with bodily secretions, you must:

Place contaminated clothing in a sealed plastic bag to be sent home with the child or caregiver, or wash in a washing machine at the operation.

Wash the child’s and caregiver’s hands.

Not allow a child to wear another child’s clothing.

Environmental Health

The emergency rules require you to:

Adjust the HVAC system if possible, to allow fresh air to enter the operation.

Limit machine washable cloth toys to one person at a time and launder toys before being used by another child.

Post signs describing handwashing steps near sinks used for handwashing.

What can you do. . .

If you or your child

  •  has any symptoms of COVID 19,
  • has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19;

it is your responsibility, for the safety and well-being of the other children in our care and our staff, to keep your child(ren) at home until you are certain they are negative for COVID 19.