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PROTOCOLS FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN, STAFF, AND FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR DROP-OFF AND PICKUP

  1. Parents must wear a mask upon arrival at the CPE property.
     

  2. Only one person must drop off or pick up their child at the daycare, preferably the same person each day.
     

  3. Social distancing of 2 meters must be respected outside the CPE entrance and at all times.
     

  4. Parents may not enter the CPE at any time and must ring the doorbell and wait to be greeted.
     

  5. DROP-OFF:

    • Drop-off is only between 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

    • Present yourself at the table located between the CPE's entrance doors and:

      • disinfect your hands and your child's hands before handing your child over to the educator.

      • sign any attendance sheets. Please be sure to have a pen handy to avoid contamination.

      • complete and submit a COVID-19 survey

      • have your child's temperature taken by the educator

    • If your child has no fever, you will be waved goodbye. Otherwise, you need to take your child back home.​

    • The educator at the entrance will pick up your child and accompany him to his group.

    • Your child's hands are washed upon arrival and throughout the day
       

  6. PICKUP:

    • Pickup is only be between 3.30 pm and 6:00 pm.

    • You must call the CPE at least 10 minutes prior to arrival.

    • The educator will wash your child's hands upon departure from the CPE.

    • You shall receive a daily report of the child`s day.
       

  7. All communications with the CPE are by email or by phone. Urgent communications will be emailed to parents.
     

  8. It is mandatory to immediately report to the CPE if any of the conditions listed in COVID-19 Health Protocol (below) arises. The CPE will then determine if the child may be safely admitted to the CPE immediately or at a later date.
     

  9. No child may be admitted to the CPE without meeting ALL the requirements of COVID-19 Health Protocol (below). 
     

  10. Since the educators will be wearing gloves, masks, uniforms, and visors throughout the day, we recommend that you prepare your children and explain to them why their educators are wearing protective gear.

COVID-19 HEALTH PROTOCOL

This protocol implements special measures aimed at ensuring the health and safety of the children, staff, and families during this pandemic period. It incorporates the recommendations of the Ministère de la Famille and the Director of Public Health. This protocol is an integral part of the CPE’s internal rules and regulations (handbook). This protocol is subject to periodic updates as required.

  1. A child cannot be admitted to the CPE IF:
     

    • the child has had a fever any time in the last 12 hours.
      Please avoid giving the child Tylenol before drop-off.
       

    • the child has had a cough any time in the last 24 hours.
      If the cough lasts more than 24 hours, a medical note with a diagnosis is required before the child can be readmitted. This is true even if the cough has another cause such as asthma.
       

    • the child has had a flu-like symptom (fever, fatigue, body aches) any time in the last 24 hrs.

      If the symptom lasts more than 24 hours, a medical note with a diagnosis is required before the child can be readmitted.
       

    • the child has had a runny nose any time in the last 24 hours.

      If the runny nose lasts more than 24 hours, but the runny nose is clear and there are no other symptoms, the child may return to the daycare.
       

    • the child has had diarrhea or has vomited any time in the last 24 hours.

      Subsequently, a doctor’s note regarding the child’s condition will be required.
       

    • the child exhibits shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or loss of taste and smell.
      If your child has asthma, a doctor’s written confirmation is required. Otherwise, the child must be tested for COVID-19. A negative result is required for the child to be readmitted.
       

    • the child presents MORE THAN ONE of the above symptoms.
      In all cases the child must be tested for COVID-19. A negative result is required for the child to be readmitted.
       

    • a household member has had flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath or loss of taste and smell in the last 24 hours.
      A confirmation is then required from a medical authority that the symptoms are not COVID‑19 related.
       

    • the child, a household member, or someone who has been in contact with the aforementioned, has tested positive for COVID-19 any time in the last 14 days.
       

  2. A child presenting with a rash cannot be admitted to the CPE without a doctor’s note indicating what the rash is.
     

  3. A child with bruises on the extremities (toes, fingers) consult a pediatrician before being admitted to the CPE.
     

  4. If a child presents ANY of the symptoms mentioned in this protocol, or if the child or a household member has COVID-19, you are obliged to immediately report this to the CPE.
     

  5. In every case where a doctor’s note is required, the CPE cannot accept any verbal or second-hand account of the doctor’s opinion or diagnosis. Only a doctor's note will be accepted.
     

  6. The CPE reserves the right to refuse access for any child who, in the CPE’s judgment, may represent a risk to the health and safety of the daycare’s children or staff.
     

  7. It is important to practice safe behavior, notably:
     

    • Avoid contact with people who do not live in your home.

    • Wash your hands frequently

    • Wear your mask in public places or when the distance of 2 meters is not possible

    • Stay home if you are not feeling well.

    • Keep your child home at the slightest sign of illness or virus.
       

  8. HEALTHCARE WORKERS WORKING IN COVID-19 HOT ZONES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY MEASURES NOT TO EXPOSE THEIR CHILD WHO COULD IN TURN EXPOSE THE CPE TO THE VIRUS. A parent in doubt should keep their child for 10 days to watch for symptoms.
     

  9. If a COVID-19 case occurs at the CPE, Public Health and the Ministère de la Famille will automatically be notified.
     

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