As a child care provider, we follow the California Department of Public Health (CDPA) and Community Care Licencing (CCL) guidelines and requirements on public health orders and mitigation strategies. For an outline of the most up-to-date guidance, you can visit CDPH.ca.gov’s website or directly visit “COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers and Programs”. There you will find an outline of policy and requirements for vaccinations, optimization of indoor air quality, facemasks, testing, hygiene, food service, and cleaning and disinfection.
The California Department of Public Health adjusts its general recommendation (not including vulnerable individuals) of the use of facemasks based on the current community level of COVID-19.
At this time there are no requirements for childcare facilities regarding face masks and coverings.
What does this mean for my child at Brush Creek?
- Masks are optional for staff, children, family, and visitors
- We provide both adult and youth-sized masks at the front door
If your child is ill or will be missing some school, please send a Procare message to let us know. We especially need to know if your child comes down with a communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox, head lice, etc.), so that we may inform other parents of a possible exposure.
Your child may be sent home if he/she appears to have symptoms of illness while at school. If this happens, the child will be provided a safe and quiet space away from the group, and parents will be asked to pick the child up.
Please keep your child at home if:
- have a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting in the past 24 hours.
- have begun taking antibiotics in the past 48 hrs
- have a cold that is less than 4 days old
- have a heavy nasal discharge
- have a constant cough
- are fussy, cranky or generally not herself/himself
- feel overly tired or lethargic
- have symptoms of a possible communicable disease (sniffles, red eyes, sore throat, headache, abdominal pain, fever).
What if my child tested positive for the covid-19 virus?
- Notify BCNS via Procare so we can assess exposure risk on campus and if necessary, notify additional families.
- Stay home for at least 5 days after start of symptoms.
- If no symptoms are present, stay home for 5 days following a positive test result.
- If fever is present, continue isolation until 24 hrs after the fever resolves.
- Your child may return to school after the end of day 5 if symptoms are no longer present or a negative test is present.
What if my child had direct exposure with someone who tested positive?
- Notify the Program Director as soon as possible
- Monitor for Covid-19 symptoms
- Consider repeat testing every 24-48 hours for 5 days following exposure.
Absences Due to Illness
For days of programming missed due to illness, we will not be able to give any credits for absences for regular programming or early/after care. Due to capacity limitations and the structure of our program, we are also not able to provide any make-up days.