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COVID-19 Precautions (updated 8.26.22)

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Welcome

 

Temple Sinai has implemented many safety measures for families, children, and staff to follow so that we can reduce the spread of COVID 19 and keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

 

These guidelines were developed by Temple Sinai's COVID Taskforce following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Miami-Dade Early Learning Coalition

The Temple Sinai COVID Taskforce will continue to monitor the spread of COVID 19 and will update these policies as necessary.

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Health and Safety at Home

  • If a child becomes sick at home with any of the following symptoms you MUST keep your child at home. 

    • Has an illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities, such as going outdoors.  

    • Has an illness that results in a greater need for care than our staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.  

    • Is ill during the night or has a poor night’s sleep - this may be the first sign of an impending illness

    • Has a fever (100 degrees or above) or has had one during the previous 24 hour period

    • Has a cold that is less than four days old

    • Has a heavy nasal discharge

    • Has a constant cough

    • Has diarrhea or watery stools

    • Has vomited more than 2 times in the previous 24 hours

    • Is fussy, cranky, and generally out of sorts

    • Is just tired - rest at such times may prevent the development of serious illness

    • Has symptoms of a possible communicable disease (rash, hives, bodily discharge, etc.)

 

  • Children need to remain home for 24 hours without symptoms before returning to the program unless the center receives a note from the child’s medical provider stating that the child is not contagious and may return to the center. In the case of a (suspected) contagious disease, rash, or continuing symptoms, a note from the child’s medical provider may be required before the child can return. The final decision on whether to exclude a child from the program due to illness will be made by the center. 

  • If symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, your child must receive a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before returning to school. 

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Health and Safety in School 
Health and Safety in School 
  • All classrooms have easy access to hand wash sinks and hand wash sinks are stocked with soap and paper towels.

  • Children will be taught and encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or the corner of the elbow.

  • Children who develop symptoms at school will be isolated in the Quiet Room until parents are able to pick up. Children must be picked up within 30 minutes of parental notification.

 
Masks
 

Facial masks are not required for children or staff members. Any staff members who are not fully vaccinated, because of a medical exemption, will continue to wear a face mask. Parents may choose to have their child wear a face mask. We will support that decision and do our best to ensure the mask is worn properly throughout the day.

 

This policy is not permanent and we will continue to monitor all recommendations made as the spread of this virus continues.

 
What Happens if there is a Suspected Case in School
What Happens if there is a Confirmed Case in School
 

Gan Sinai will:

  • Inform parents/legal guardians and affected employees on the same day about any potential contact their children (or the staff) may have had with the suspected case.

  • Monitor, but not isolate, the group in which the suspected case was reported.

Gan Sinai will:

  • Inform parents/legal guardians and affected employees on the same day about any potential contact their children (or the staff) may have had with confirmed cases.

  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the areas.

  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person including common areas, bathrooms and offices.

  • Monitor, but not isolate, the group in which the confirmed case was reported.

What Happens if my Child Tests Positive?

 

Generally speaking, if a child or staff member receives a positive COVID-19 test result, the child or staff member must inform the school and self-isolate at home until all of the following are true:

  • The child or staff have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers).

  • Other symptoms have greatly improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.)

  • At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. May return on day 6 with a negative test result.

  • Children and adults with pre-existing health conditions that could make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 will need verification from a doctor to return.

 
The Temple Sinai COVID Taskforce will continue to monitor the spread of COVID 19 and will update these policies as necessary.