Covid 19 Guildlines

for the 2020-2021 school year

Entrance Protocols
• Screening of all staff and children prior to entry, including a temperature check
• Classes use separate entrances to ensure no mingling of groups
• Hands washed upon entry
• Parents and other visitors remain outside our facilities
• Drop off will be staggered over 15 minutes with families keeping 6 feet apart

Social Distancing
• Teachers and students remain within their pod
• Outdoor times staggered to ensure no mingling with other students
• Classes separated into groups when possible, particularly meal time
• Distance of 6 feet between sleeping cots and eating tables
• Children will be served individual portions of lunch

Cleaning and Sanitizing
• More frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, particularly those with high touch use
• More frequent rotation of toys to allow for cleaning
• Toys sanitized daily
• Hands sanitized frequently
• Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes provided for outdoor use
• Sanitizing bins for soiled toys
• All stuffed toys and other toys that can’t be sanitized will be removed from the classroom
• Assigning frequently used items to each child individually
• Toys from home will not be permitted inside of the classroom

Communication
• Training of staff in the new protocols • Signage in school reinforcing the new protocols • Parents will sign in over Brightwheel Daily • Mitzvah notes will be sent over Brightwheel Daily • Parents will fill out and send the screening survey daily over Google Docs

PPE
• Masks worn at all times by staff • Gloves used when handling food and when changing diapers • Staff will wear long button down shirts when in close contact with the children

Containment Plan
• All sick children and staff will be isolated immediately
• No return to school without testing/medical guidance
• Coordinate with health officials for possible classroom or school closure
• Parents notified immediately of potential exposure

Nap Time
• Cots will be placed 6 feet away from each other
• Cots will be labeled and used for individual children
• Linen will be placed in bags and labeled with each child’s name

Specialty Classes
• Specialty instructors will use masks when inside the facility
• Specialty instructors will keep a 6 feet distance from children at all times
• Specialty classes will take place separately for each pod

Staff
• Staff members will wear a mask at all times
• Staff members will wear long button down shirts when in close contact with the children
• Staff members will be screened including a temperature check before entering the facility
• Staff members will wear gloves when serving food and during diaper changing
• Staff members will social distance from each other to the extent possible