Childcare Scenarios with Action Steps for COVID-19.
Definitions for terms used below:
Confirmed Case - An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Symptomatic Pending Results - An individual that is symptomatic of COVID-19, but waiting on test results.
Close Contact - An individual that had direct contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) to an individual who is a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Child is confirmed or symptomatic pending results or a close contact.
1.A child within childcare facility is confirmed to have COVID-19.
a.The child and all siblings of the child are immediately excluded.
i.The confirmed positive child must be excluded until they are symptom free for 72 hours and areat least 7 days past symptom onset.
ii.Siblings who are close contacts are excluded at least 14 days after their last date of close contactto a known case.
2.A child within the childcare facility is symptomatic and pending lab result for COVID-19. a.The child is excluded until results of the test are negative, due to existing exclusion requirements. Ifpositive, see scenario 1, if negative the child must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to care.
b.Siblings, classmates, and teachers of pending case should be monitored for symptoms while waiting fortest results.
3.A child within the childcare facility is a close contact to a known COVID-19 case.
a.The child is excluded for 14 days.
b.Siblings, classmates, and teachers of child should be monitored for symptoms.
Parent of a child in care is confirmed or symptomatic pending results or a close contact.
1.Parent of a child within the childcare facility has been confirmed to have COVID-19.
a.Children who are close contacts of the parent are excluded for 14 days after the last date of close contactwith a known case.
2.Parent of a child within the childcare facility is symptomatic, pending results, and has had close contact with aknown case.
a.Children who are close contacts of the parent are excluded until test results are in. If parent is positive,see scenario 1. If parent is negative children can return to care.
3.Parent of a child within the childcare facility has had close contact to a known case of COVID-19.
a.Children can remain in care, but should be monitored. If COVID -19 symptoms develop in the parent,children should be excluded, and treated as if parent was symptomatic and pending results as describedabove