Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Decorative Wave

General Policies and Procedures

Handwashing & General Guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19

  • Hand washing and through education and scheduled time to teach the children
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • We practice with the children how to cover, cough and sneezes
  • We Sanitize the sinks and toilets seats and hands before and after each child’s use
  • We teach children to use a tissue when using the handle to flush the toilet
  • We wash our hands 20 seconds and use paper towels to dry hands thoroughly using the paper towel to turn water off
  • Require sick children and staff to stay home
  • See school website for detailed policies and guidelines
  • Explicit policy for children or staff who have symptoms of cold, flu, or COVID-19 with coughing or sneezing NOT coming into childcare
  • Separate sick infants, children, and staff from others until they can go home in a feasible, identify as a “sick room” through which others do not regularly pass.


  • We keep daily logs for each stable group of children and retain records. Our Daily logs conform to the following requirements to support contact tracing of COVID-19 cases if necessary:
    • Child name
    • Drop/off pick up time
    • Adult completing both drop/off pick up
    • All staff that interacted with stable group of children {including floater staff}
    • Hours child was in care
    • If Transportation is provided, information including all other riders and their contact information

Screening for Symptoms

  • Conduct a Daily Health Check
  • Evaluate all adults and children entering the building check for cough and fever
  • Ask all entering adults and children if they have been exposed to anyone known to have had or suspected to have had COVID-19

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • A hand hygiene station is set up at the entrance of the facility, so children and parents can clean their hands before they enter an. Keep hand sanitizer out of children’s reach and supervise use
  • Our sign-in/out station is on the counter and each family is assigned a personal pen color coded with the child’s name on it. We will be sanitizing and cleaning the pens and the counter after each use
  • Follow posted social distancing guidelines maintaining
  • Follow posted enter and exit routes
  • Do not deviate from enter and exit routes without teacher approval

Teacher Health

If you have a fever, find it hard to breathe, or are feeling generally sick – please stay home until you are feeling better.

If you feel these symptoms during your shift:

  • Please put on a face mask
  • Let your supervisor know
  • Go home

Visitor Policy

Student Drop-off

  • Student drop-off is limited to pre-approved parents or guardians
  • Masks required
  • Follow marked social distancing decals on floors and approved entrance and exit doors
  • Sanitize before signing in
  • Follow entrance and exit route
  • Do not roam beyond route without approval
  • Thank you for your cooperation
  • If you have any questions, please call the supervisor at 916.787.4004

Special Visitors

  • Before entering you must have pre-approval
  • Do you have cough or flu symptoms?
  • Have you been near someone who was sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been near someone who had flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Have you traveled in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 14 days?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we are not able to let you enter. Please reschedule your visit for 14 days from today.


Keeping School Clean

  • We check the supply of soap, paper towels, and garbage frequently each day
  • We check the supply of tissues and hand sanitizer for all student rooms and common areas
  • We disinfect areas that are frequently touched and disinfected at least once every shift

Droplet Precautions

Everyone must clean their hands, including before entering and when leaving the school. Make sure their eyes, nose and mouth are fully covered before room entry or remove face protection before room exit.

Good Health Habits

  • Wash hands often
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Don’t touch face
  • Clean surfaces often
  • Stay home when sick
  • Avoid sick people

How to Wash

  1. Wet hands
  2. Apply soap
  3. Rub hands palm to palm
  4. Lather the backs of your hands
  5. Scrub between your fingers
  6. Rub the backs of fingers on the opposing palms
  7. Clean thumbs
  8. Wash fingernails and fingertips
  9. Rinse hands
  10. Dry with a single use towel
  11. Use the towel to turn off the faucet
  12. Your hands are clean

How to Protect

  • Clean hands before and after touching the face covering
  • Remove and store face covering before eating or drinking
  • Use a securely-placed bandana, scarf, or homemade cloth cover
  • Wash used face coverings with detergent and hot water, then dry on the hot cycle
  • Store used face coverings in a bag or bin until they can be laundered
  • Avoid touching the face covering. It should not hang on one ear, around the neck or be pushed to the forehead
  • Always cover your nose and mouth


Germs are all around you. Stay healthy. Wash your hands.

Cough Etiquette

Help prevent the spread of infection by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue. Or cover your mouth and nose using your upper sleeve or elbow when you cough or sneeze. Put the used tissue in a wastebasket. Wash hands with soap and water after coughing or sneezing, and when caring for the sick. Or clean them with an alcohol-based rub if soap and water are not available.


Where To Go

  • Stay at home – If no symptoms but think you were exposed to someone with symptoms. Monitor for fever, cough, and shortness of breath
  • Call doctor or 311 for medical advice – If showing the minor symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath)
  • Call 911 or get care – If symptoms worsen (increased difficulty in breathing, chest pain, bluish lips)

Warning Signs

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or chest pressure*
  • Bluish lips or face*

*Seek immediate emergency treatment

If you develop symptoms and have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or traveled to an area with ongoing spread, call your doctor.