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Covid and families traveling over the holidays

  • 1.  Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-22-2020 09:41 AM
    We are trying to make a policy regarding families traveling out of state over the holidays.  When can children return to school?  Do they need to get tested before returning?
    Thank you for your thoughts.

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    Diane Smalley
    Creative Play School
    Alexandria VA
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  • 2.  RE: Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-23-2020 08:53 AM
    This is a very good question.  I would also like to see what others are thinking.

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    Brandy Sroga-Coons
    Creative Kids Academy
    Elk River MN
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  • 3.  RE: Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-24-2020 12:42 AM
    I own a small family home child care and strictly follow the CDC's recommendations regarding travel and/or visitors from outside of the household. These recommendations have been added to a section in my program's health policy titled COVID-19 Pandemic. I recently sent out an email reminder to my families so that they remember to factor a quarantine period or COVID-19 testing into their holiday plans.


    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

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    Kimberly Burrows
    Owner/Educator
    Upriver Discovery School
    Marblemount WA
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  • 4.  RE: Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-24-2020 12:32 PM
    Obviously, Each state has set its own guidelines. With early education I would be as strict as possible; requiring a quarantine period of 14 days (most of the parent's employers have to allow for this, I think) and/or a negative Covid test for all members of the immediate family. Recent research has shown that spikes could be due, in part,  to family gatherings.

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    Herbert Hickey
    Educator
    Horizons for Homeless Children - Schoen Family Community Children's Center
    Roxbury MA
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  • 5.  RE: Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-25-2020 06:41 PM
    Hi. I too, am trying to plan for this as best I can.  Along the same subject...we are in PA, we have a vast list of states that it is recommended we quarentine for 14 days following our return.  What is your policy if a teacher has to travel to one of those states?  Am I allowed (legally) to require them to quarentine, missing work unpaid for 14 days?  Again it is only recommended by the state not required which I am wondering if I can implement that policy legally.  Thank you .

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    Karen Patton
    Owner/Director
    Love 'n' Learn Christian Preschool
    Garnet Valley PA
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  • 6.  RE: Covid and families traveling over the holidays

    Posted 10-25-2020 07:28 PM
    I would check out the new regulations/protections created for Coronavirus response
    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

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    Herbert Hickey
    Educator
    Horizons for Homeless Children - Schoen Family Community Children's Center
    Roxbury MA
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