COVID-19 Modifications and Implementations
have been reduced
since the reopening of California in 6/21
With the reopening of California on Jun 15, 2021, the reduction of strict COVID-19 Practices has continued. Currently, Preschools, Day Cares, and K-12 schools are no longer required to wear masks or social distance when outdoors; however, when moving indoors, masks are required by ALL. del Sol’s choice is to have as much of the children’s experience be in our child-alluring, nature-inspired, authentic learning environment OUTDOORS. If some activities are best supported indoors, e.g., story time, dramatizing stories, project planning, special event planning, theater rehearsals and performances, small/whole group conflict resolution.
The most recent update from LACDPH, as of April 28, can be found at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/docs/protocols/ExposureManagementPlan_ECE.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
As long as the pandemic continues we will continue with:
1. The Daily Health Screening Assessment via the form the parent assessors complete at home before coming to school. Children are not to be admitted to school with any symptoms and called for immediate pickup if symptoms appear during the school day:
- Parents screen their children and themselves before leaving home, including taking their child’s temperature. 100.4+ indicates a fever and cause for staying home. Any child or staff with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 3 days and receive COVID 19 test. A child should not return to school until the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement in other symptoms for at least 24 hrs after resolution.
- If a staff member or child shows symptoms of COVID-19, they may not remain at the site.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 may include some combination of fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
- The first three symptoms listed are the most common signs of COVID-19 infection. The parent should be encouraged to contact the child’s teacher if the child does not have any of the first three symptoms but does have at least one symptom on the entire list.
- Monitor staff and children throughout the day for any signs of possible illness.
- If anyone develops a temperature of 100.4°F/38°C or higher they should be separated away from the classroom while waiting for a parent to arrive for pick up. When parents are notified of their child’s illness/symptoms/fever, they must respond promptly to pick up their child. A child or staff member who has symptoms/fever should leave the facility as soon as possible and not linger.
2. Reminding Staff, children, parents/caregivers, and visitors regularly that they should stay home if they are ill, even with mild symptoms.
3. Implementing the 20-second handwashing routine or application of hand sanitizer at entry of school and before exiting school, as well as before and after snack and lunch, after coughing, sneezing, cleaning nose, putting fingers in mouth or nose and bathrooming, etc.
4. Providing table seating at 2′ apart for children pursuing table activities both outdoors and indoors, including eating snack and lunch.