COVID-19 Child Care Update
Revised on 8/21/2020
If you have not been following about the most recent City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health’s Shelter in Place Order, it states on page 30, effective June 1, 2020, child care programs can open to serve all children regardless of parental work category or status. We have reviewed the latest San Francisco Health Order, Interim Guidance, and Industry Directives for Childcare.
Parents and providers will have to review and comply with the following requirements
COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan: Sample form. Completed original plans are posted at individual locations.
Risk Acknowledgement Forms for Parents/Guardians:
Childcare providers must collect signed Risk Acknowledgement Forms from parents/guardians in order for their children to attend childcare.
COVID-19 Health Checks at Programs for Children:
This document lists symptoms that must be assessed, defines what body temperature is considered a fever, and sets out the criteria that must be met for a child to return to childcare after COVID-19 symptoms subside.
COVID-19 Health Check Sheet for Staff:
One-page check sheet that can be used by programs for children and youth to screen children for COVID-19 symptoms and fever when they arrive each day.
Parent/Guardian Handout: COVID-19 Health Checks/If Your Child has Symptoms:
Information for parents and guardians about how to conduct a COVID-19 Health Check (symptoms screening and temperature checks). The second page contains instructions on what to do if a child has fever or COVID-19 symptoms, criteria for when they can return to childcare/camp/programming after their symptoms subside, and information about COVID-19 testing locations.
What happen in case exposure to COVID-19
Will our child care service need to close if a family member or household member of a child or staff member has COVID-19?
Child care services are typically considered low-risk, and closures are not usually recommended. However, our program should not allow children or staff members who have been exposed to return for 14 days after their last close contact with the person they have been exposed to.
For staff members who have been exposed, please see the SF Department of Public Health’s guidance about leaving isolation and returning to work.
What should we do if a child, or staff member has been infected with COVID-19, as confirmed by a positive COVID-19 test?
Additional Information and Guidance
Please see San Francisco Department of Public Health Disease Prevention & Control: https://www.sfcdcp.org/infectious-diseases-a-to-z/coronavirus-2019-novel-coronavirus/#1585590211125-ccfb7e93-4edf