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The Hiersteiner Child Development Center observes the following COVID procedures.

Positive Case:

  • Child: If a child tests positive for covid, they will be out the full 10-day quarantine period as they cannot mask during rest time and have meals while in attendance requiring them to take off the mask.
    • Parents would be responsible for tuition incurred while the child is absent as the classroom is still open and operating.
  • Staff: If a staff member tests positive, they will be out for a 5-day quarantine period and then able to return on day 6 as long as symptoms are improving or they are asymptomatic, provided they can commit to wearing a KN95 mask the ENTIRE time they are in the classroom and leaving the center or going outside for breaks. They CANNOT unmask in the classroom for any reason during their final 5 days of quarantine window. If they cannot commit to wearing a KN95 mask as described, they would then be out the full 10-day quarantine.
  • UPDATE August 2022: If the positive person, child or adult, tests negative on day 6 or later and then also has a second negative test 48 hours later, they will be able to discontinue masking. In the case of a child, they would then be able to return before the full 10 days.

Exposure:

  • Child Exposure at HCDC: If a child is exposed due to another case in the classroom (i.e., another child or staff member) the parent(s)will notified via email. The classroom will then recommend mask usage (but not require) for the remaining 10 days since exposure. If any children experience symptoms such as cough, low fever, fatigue, etc. they would then be sent home and require a negative test to return.
  • Child Exposure outside of HCDC: Children will no longer have to isolate/quarantine from outside exposure to covid. The parent(s) will inform the teachers/staff and will monitor for symptoms. It will be highly recommended that the child, if over 2 years old, wear a mask for their exposure window. If they develop any symptoms, the child will be sent home for 24 hours and need to have improving symptoms and be fever free for 24 hours without medication to return.
  • Staff: Staff will no longer have to isolate/quarantine from outside exposure to covid. It will be highly recommended that the staff member wears a mask for their exposure window. If they develop any symptoms, they will be sent home for 24 hours and need to have improving symptoms and be fever free for 24 hours without medication to return.

Classroom Closures:

  • KDHE Child Care Licensing is no longer requiring classrooms/centers to close for multiple cases of covid in a classroom. This will be subject to the Program Director and JCCC Emergency Management team discussions if there are more than 3 cases present in a classroom if there is a need to close or not for staffing and safety precautions.

Link to KDHE Guidance 

Link to CDC Guidance

*All Covid protocols are subject to current health regulations per Johnson County KDHE requirements.

 

Updated 08/31/2022