Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Safety Precautions and Guidelines
We are devoted to keeping our community safe and children happy and healthy. We want to provide a safe environment for Fern Gully's teachers, parents, and students. We follow recommended guidelines for the Coronavirus.
As a member of the Fern Gully community, you are agreeing to these guidelines. These guidelines are for all our programs and events.
Before Arrival: If you or your child is sick, stay home. This applies to all signs of illness. If there is a lingering cough or allergies please let us know and bring a doctors note if possible. Please take all signs and symptoms of illness seriously and err on the side of caution. Please wash your hands before leaving your home. It is of the utmost importance to keep your child home if within the last 24 hours they have shown any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including.
Fever (100.4F) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Masks/Facial Coverings: We are following the WA Department of Health regulations for Childcare, Youth Development and Summer Day Camps. With our programs being fully outdoors, and mainly being in the age range of 3-7, children are not required to wear facial coverings.
Additional Health checks may be given during the program if children/teachers are experiencing fever or any symptoms related to COVID-19. If teachers or children are running a fever of 100° F [37.8° C] or greater, have a cough, and/or difficulty breathing, or other COVID-19 symptoms, they will be sent home and told to contact their healthcare provider. A negative COVID-19 test will be required to return.
When class is in session, as per current guidelines, parents and teachers are not required to wear masks when outside with the children. Additional safety precautions and considerations include:
Safe Social Space will be encouraged in all programs.
We are doing extra sanitation throughout the day of surfaces and door handles as well as extra hand washing for kids and teachers and hand sanitizer is always available.
In the event a teacher or child attending Fern Gully School has been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 outside of the Programs, the exposed teachers or family of the exposed child will be asked to contact their healthcare provider, stay home for 10 days or the current CDC recommendations, and complete a COVID-19 test before returning.
In the event there is a confirmed COVID-19 case among teachers or children, Fern Gully School will contact the state and local health departments immediately. Fern Gully School will inform teachers and parents about the confirmed case, keeping confidentiality. All people who closely interacted with the infected person will be asked to contact their healthcare provider, stay home for 10 days, and complete a COVID-19 test before returning. Fern Gully School will follow all the recommendations given by the state and local health departments. Based on their recommendations, Fern Gully School may close temporarily for anywhere from 3-10 days. Additional cleaning and disinfecting will be performed.