COVID-19 Operational Updates

COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies

Updates for Winter Closure 2023


Masking is strongly encouraged for anyone ages 2 years and older when indoors through January 12, 2024.  Exceptions to this policy include:

COVID-19 Test

We strongly recommend to test for COVID-19 prior to returning to CCSC for children and family members.  CCSC requires staff to test before coming back to work.  

News of positive test results in your household or when school resumes, should be sent to your program coordinator's email.  Please follow the COVID-19 Guideline Flowchart for Santa Clara County for quarantine, isolation and/or masking requirements.  To review additional Stanford campus COVID-19 protocol, please click here.

Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

The health and safety of all CCSC’s community members are of highest priority. CCSC’s COVID-19 guidelines were realigned with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) beginning June 6, 2023.  In some areas, CCSC’s guidance is more conservative because of the nature of childcare.  Please note that guidance on the CDPH’s web pages change frequently, so it is important to read CCSC’s posted guidance below.  

If you or any household member tests positive for COVID-19, or have close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you must follow the guidance below to resume or continue to be on-site: 

Isolation Guidelines

Isolation is when you are sick or test positive for the virus (even if you don't have symptoms).  Children, household members or CCSC staff with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:

Quarantine Guidelines

Quarantine is when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not be infected.  Children, household members or CCSC staff who might have been exposed to the virus, and may or may not be infected, should follow the guidelines provided below.

Updated 6/6/2023

Negative COVID Test Portal

If a COVID test is required to come back to CCSC, a proof of a negative COVID test result must be uploaded through the portal below and presented to your child's classroom staff at drop-off. 

Travel Policy

CCSC recommends, but does not require, that international travelers test themselves using a rapid COVID test on Day 0.  Travelers who are experiencing symptoms of illness should mask until receiving a negative rapid COVID test on Day 5.

Updated 6/6/2023

Masking/Face Coverings Policy 

Circumstances when masking will be required:

Updated 6/6/2023

Illness Policy

We ask ALL community members to be mindful of COVID symptoms.  Since our children and staff are in close proximity and often have close contact, we are still vulnerable to higher infection rates.  While the pandemic emergency has ended, child care centers are still likely to have disruptions in our hours of operations if staff are infected and while the state continues to require 5-day isolation for positive cases.  With this in mind, please continue to be in close communication about cold symptoms, especially those of COVID: 

Other Illnesses

Below are other illnesses that may require your child to stay home.  If confirmed that symptoms are not COVID-related:

Children and staff may come back to CCSC when:

If your child was exposed to any highly contagious illnesses (such as chicken pox, measles, lice, strep throat, stomach bug, etc.), please inform the classroom teachers immediately.

Updated 6/15/2023

Children's Proof of Vaccination

Please upload your child's proof of COVID vaccination through the portal below.  Only upload once all doses are completed (Pfizer-3 doses, Moderna-2 doses).

Another Social Story: A Story About Face Masks and Why We Wear Them

This is a social story that a team of teachers wrote with the inspiration from BKP children through classroom interactions and through Zoom.  Wearing a face mask is now required whenever we are around other people.  Through the creation of this social story we hope to support children as they experience this new reality.  The children's thoughts, ideas, words, and drawings in our story illustrate their understanding of this important topic.