covid-19 protocols 2023-24

Covid-19 Protocols for Wooden Button Families
Our school is in a community based on mutual trust. We all must work together to take care of our own and each other’s health. Below are the protocols we are putting in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. When you register your child for a program with The Wooden Button, you are agreeing to abide by these protocols—including updates and modifications if the need arises.
  •  Masks/face coverings are not required.
  • Symptoms of Covid-19 from CDC that preclude attendance
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
    • Children may return to school when they have been symptom free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Quarantine is not required after an exposure to a Covid-positive person unless the child has symptoms. The child should wear a mask (not cloth) for 10 calendar days to school starting the day after their last exposure. If still asymptomatic, the child may remove the mask. (Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of a Covid-19 positive individual for 15 minutes, whether masked or not.) 
  • Quarantine following positive Covid test. A child who has tested positive for Covid-19 must quarantine for 5 calendar days starting the day after the positive test. If the child's symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication, they may return to school if they wear a mask (not cloth) for 5 more calendar days.
  •  Handwashing: Before snack, each child will wash her or his hands under supervision; the children/teachers first clean their hands thoroughly with a warm, soapy rag.
  • Midway through the morning children and teachers sit together for snack, provided by the school (sandwiches, fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbal tea). The teachers will have prepared the food in advance and will serve the individual portions to each child. 
Protocol in case of a positive Covid-19 case in the group. 

  • Parents are required to report to director a positive Covid-19 diagnostic test
  • The school is required to tell families if a positive case has been confirmed.
  • Families of students who are confirmed close contacts of the positive case will receive written notice stating that their child has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, so their child should start wearing a mask for 10 calendar days.
  • Families of students who are not considered close contacts will receive written notice stating that there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school but that their child is not considered a close contact therefore there is no need to mask.  

If you are ever uncertain about the health of your child and coming to school, please call Iggy to discuss. This might be symptoms related to Covid 19 or other illnesses.

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