EDS shall employ the following methods to help reduce children, staff, and families reduce their risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, by encouraging them to take these simple steps which also prevent the spread of COVID-19.
These include: #
- Requiring children and staff to stay home when they are sick, such as having excessive runny nose, sneezing, etc. unless it is documented by a medical professional that these symptoms are allergies. In which case, the child or adult must wear a mask. If a child is under the age of two, they must stay home regardless of allergies. If a child over the age of two will not keep a mask on, they must stay home.
- Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going the bathroom, before/after eating, and after blowing their nose.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol. ● Immediate isolating a sick child to the office until they are picked up.
- Advising adults and children (in so far as practicable) to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Providing adequate supplies for good hygiene, including clean and functional handwashing stations, soap, paper towels, Steramine spray, alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel/spray, and hand lotion.
- Establishing a consistent drop off and pick up routine at the entry of each facility to limit outside exposure into the controlled area.
- Creating a controlled check in station at the entry of each facility with the proper items needed to screen children for drop off.