Information regarding Coronsvirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sissy’s Little Lambs Children’s Center has always held the health and safety of the children with the utmost importance. Our staff is committed to cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing multiple times a day. Handwashing has also been an important step we take to ensure the health and safety of the children. We are committed to amplifying our efforts to practice preventative measures.
Sissy’s Little Lambs has been in constant communication with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) who has been working closely with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have always allowed a child to remain in care with mild symptoms as long as they could participate comfortably. NYS OCFS is now asking us to take our precautions one step further. At this time, ANYONE exhibiting ANY symptoms of illness (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath) will not be permitted to enter the building.
In addition, we would also like to encourage all of our families to take the time to review the emergency contact information for each of their children enrolled in the program. In the event a parent of a child must be quarantined, the parent will not be permitted to enter Sissy’s Little Lambs for any reason, including to pick up their child. If a parent is exhibiting signs of illness or has been tested and is positive for the virus, they must utilize an emergency contact authorized to come to pick up the child. If a parent is being quarantined as a precautionary measure, without symptoms or a positive test, childcare staff should walk out or deliver the child to the parent outside the childcare building. The child will not be permitted to return to the childcare program for the duration of the quarantine.
Additional information is available below. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Informative Websites for more information about COVID-19:
Otsego County, NY DOH: COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Center
New York State Department of Health: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Zero to Three: Tips for Families, Talking about the Coronavirus
Healthychildren.org: How to protect your family