What are we doing in response to COVID-19
Higher Learning Child Care Academy is doing all that we can to minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in our centers. We are taking extra precautions and following the guidelines set by the state of North Carolina. Therefore, anyone showing signs of illness of any kind or who may have been exposed to COVID 19 cannot be in the child care facility. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of specific and non-specific symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms of COVID-19
While symptoms in children are similar to adults, children may have mild symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. *Fever is determined by a thermometer reading of 99.9 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking.
Prevent virus that causes COVID-19 from entering the building
Children or staff who develop symptoms during the day
Advice for those who have been excluded
For people who think they might have COVID-19 or have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends they stay home and call their doctor if they need medical advice.
Anyone with more serious symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, by calling their doctor of 911 right away. More serious symptoms can include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.
People who are sick with COVID-19 or believe they might have COVID-19 should stay home and separate themselves from other people in the home as much as possible. They should be excluded from the child care facility until they can answer YES to all of the following questions?
Household members and people who have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home as much as possible for 14 days, monitor themselves for symptoms, and consult with their local health department. Close contact means within six feet for at least 10 minutes. If they start having symptoms of COVID-19, they should take the same steps as above to prevent spreading it.