Updated Hours and Visiting Policy
Oak Street CDC is currently open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM while operating under our Emergency Child Care license. At this time we are not allowing visitors or tours throughout the day unless special arrangements have been made with Cindy and no children are present (tours). This page is intended to provide updated information on our policies and procedures concerning COVID-19. Below you will find our COVID-19 handbook and a link to "Health & Safety Guidelines For Child Care And Early Education Operating During COVID-19". If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cindy.
"Health & Safety Guidelines For Child Care And Early Education Operating During COVID-19" link:
Travel Policy: If an unvaccinated person travels using public options (eg. planes, trains and busses) they must get tested with a PCR test (not a rapid test which only has a 50% reliability rate) 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms. Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements. Any adult who is fully vaccinated (achieved 14 days after your last vaccination) and travels out of state will no longer need or cause a family member (child) to quarantine.
Illness Policy: A daily health inspection is casually given to each child upon arrival. We cannot admit or retain in care, except with the written approval of the local health officer or your child's physician, a child who:
1. Is diagnosed as having or being a carrier of a day care restricted disease, or
2. Has one of the following symptoms or combination of symptoms of illness:
a. Fever over 100 degrees F
b. Diarrhea (more than twice daily abnormally loose stool per day}
e. Severe cough
f. Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
g. Draining eyes (pink eye, cold sinus infection}
h. Skin or eye lesions or rashes that are severe, weeping or pus-filled
i. Stiff neck and headache with one or more of the symptoms listed above
j. Difficult breathing or wheezing
k. Complaints of severe pain
3. If a child is notably tired and/or irritable and needing one on one care
Your child may be sent home if any of the above symptoms appear during the day. In such cases, your child will be immediately isolated from the others and you will be contacted to pick up your child as soon as possible, no more than 60 minutes.
If your child has had any of the above symptoms they cannot return to the center until they have been "symptom free" for at least 24 hours; such as a normal temperature without the aid of Tylenol, no vomiting and has eaten a meal and retained it, no diarrhea, etc. Their energy level needs to have returned to normal and they are no longer irritable.
After returning to the center from an illness and the child initially seems well, yet if during the day they develop any illness symptoms again, even if their temperature is below 100, they will be isolated, and you will be notified and asked to pick up your child within 60 minutes. If a child has mild symptoms, which do not impair his or her functioning, they can remain in the center and the parent will be notified when they pick up their child at the end of the day.
If your child receives a regular vaccination at a checkup and gets a fever they can return to school with documentation from a medical professional indicating they are safe to return to school and they have been fever free for 24 hours.
COVID-19 Illness: If your child has a fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or a new loss of taste or smell (these are COVID-19 symptoms) we will contact you to pick up your child within 60 minutes and require a COVID-19 test or 14 day quarantine. If the COVID-19 test comes back negative your child may return to care once they have been symptom free for 24 hours without medication. If you choose not to get tested your child may return to care after the 14 day quarantine is complete and your child has been symptom free for 24 hours without medication. If the COVID-19 test is positive, notify Oak Street CDC and quarantine for the 14 day period or longer if symptoms are still present after the 14 day period. If your child only has a fever (without a cough or difficulty breathing) and has been checked and cleared by a medical professional they can return to care following the documented direction of the medical professional and after being fever free for a minimum of 24 hours without fever reducing medication, documentation from a medical professional is required. If you, or an individual you have close contact with, has COVID-19 symptoms we are requiring you to keep your child home until you get the results of a COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days. If your COVID-19 test comes back negative, your child may return to care if they are showing no signs of illness. If your COVID-19 test comes back positive please notify Oak Street CDC and follow all state and county guidelines for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Your child may return to care once your quarantine is complete and all members of your household have been symptom free for 24hours.