COVID-19 Operational Updates
Updated COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies
Updates for Winter Closure 2022
Negative COVID-19 Test
All child care operators will also require a negative COVID-test result in order to return. At CCSC we ask you to upload your negative test result HERE and be prepared to show your negative test results to your teachers. Tests must be taken no more than 24 hours before returning to CCSC, but the morning of is preferred.
News of positive test results in your household or when school resumes, should be sent to this group email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hope, Ashley, Rachel, Tessa and Susan) and one of us will respond with instructions for quarantine, isolation and/or masking. We will continue to observe CCSC’s Illness Policy for other non-Covid related illnesses.
Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines
The health and safety of our children and staff is our priority. Please refer to the Isolation and Quarantine Guideline above if you or any household member has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been a close contact to some who tested positive for COVID-19.
Isolation is when you are sick or when you have been infected with 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:
Self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status. Symptomatic persons who have tested positive within the previous 90 days should use an antigen test.
Remain in isolation while waiting for test results. If not tested, they should continue isolating for 10 days after the day of symptom onset, and if they cannot isolate, should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days.
CCSC requires all community members who test positive to wear a tight-fitting mask for 10 days (indoors and outdoors) after testing positive
Continue to isolate if the test result is positive, and contact your child's healthcare provider for instructions.
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.
After exposure to a positive case, staff and children are asymptomatic can continue to attend CCSC with a negative test result taken within 3-5 days from last exposure, unless person exposed had COVID in the last 90 days.
People with symptoms should isolate immediately.
Household members living with a positive case must quarantine for 5 days and may return with a negative test result.
Close contacts who are asymptomatic may continue attending CCSC after exposure to a positive case in their classroom, with a masking requirement until day 11 after exposure.
Antigen tests are recommended for testing.
Travel is one of the COVID policies about which parents most frequently have questions. CCSC's guidelines do not prohibit families or staff from traveling. CCSC expects families and staff to follow these travel guidelines when returning to CCSC.
Traveling Within the US (Domestic Travel)
Travel within California or the US has no restrictions at this time.
CCSC highly recommends community members to take a COVID test upon arrival.
Traveling Outside the of the US (International Travel)
Regardless of vaccination status, all members of the community are required to show proof of a negative rapid COVID test upon arrival and on day 5 post-arrival.
Wear a mask or face covering up to 5 days post-arrival.
If individuals have been COVID positive 90 days before arrival, a negative rapid test result will be accepted for return.
Updated COVID-19 Policies
CCSC highly recommends mask use indoors for all persons over 2 years old regardless of vaccination status.
Masking outdoors for everyone is optional.
Circumstances when masking will be required:
Masks must be worn through day 10 after a person, regardless of vaccination status, test positive for COVID-19.
Masks must be worn by persons with symptoms even if they test negative, until their symptoms are resolved.
Indoor masking will be required at the center 5-days after major holidays. This is in addition to a required negative COVID test taken upon return for international travel.
Indoor masking is encouraged up to 5-days after individual domestic travel or large gatherings.
CCSC may require 5-10 days masking center-wide in the event of COVID outbreak or in classrooms with a high concentration of symptoms and positive cases.
ALL community members must conduct a daily health check before coming to CCSC. Should you or your child have any of the following symptoms, we ask you to remain out and notify CCSC. Please refer to our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for steps to take. A medical clearance from your child's physician may be required for your child to return to CCSC.
Fever of 100F or higher
Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
Congestion or runny nose
Below are other illnesses that may require your child to stay home. If confirmed that symptoms are not COVID-related:
Fever of 100F or more
Diarrhea (2 or more contained episodes or 1 uncontained episode in 24 hours)
Vomiting (1 episode in 24 hours)
Undiagnosed rash accompanied by other symptoms such as fever
Inability to participate in regular classroom activities
Children and staff may come back to CCSC when:
Child or staff member has been fever-free without medication for a full school day
Child or staff member has been symptoms free (normal stool and no vomiting) for 2 full days
Child or staff member has been treated with prescribed medication for strep throat or conjunctivitis before returning to CCSC accompanied by a doctor's note stating when they are able to participate in groups care.
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.
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.