We are continually updating our processes and protocols in accordance with the most recent Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Public Health (DPH), Newtown Health Department, and the State of CT guidance.
Precautionary Measures/Illness Policy
The health and well-being of our families and staff are our highest priorities. In the interest of limiting the opportunity for transmission of illness to others, we are taking the following measures:
Should you or your child have any of the following symptoms, your child must remain home and you must notify WLC as stated in our Parent Handbook: fever of 100F or higher, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell or taste, or rash of unknown origin.
Per pre-existing policy, any student who exhibits symptoms must remain out of school for 24 hours after being fever free without any medications as stated in our Parent Handbook.
Test – Mask – Go Guide - State of Connecticut
If your child is experiencing mild respiratory symptoms and has not been exposed to anyone with confirmed Covid, they may attend school providing the following:
They are fever-free (<100F without fever reducing medication) and feel well enough to participate in classroom activities.
Do not live with anyone who has had Covid-19 in the past two weeks (see exposure to Covid-19 flow chart policy)
They wear a mask
They test negative for Covid-19 prior to reporting to school everyday they have symptoms (written date on test – photo sent to WLC).
One final test day symptoms are resolved
COVID-19 Case in Classroom
The positive child will remain home for 10 days from the date of the positive test. No additional test is necessary to return.
The class will be notified immediately. All members who have had contact with the individual will need to test and remain home if they test positive.
Classes will not be closed.
Wesley is still required to report positive cases to the state.
Masks will be optional unless your child was exposed to someone with COVID-19, or if they are sick. If they were exposed, they should wear a mask for 10 days from the date of exposure.
Health and Hygiene Practices
Our regular health and hygiene practices provide some of the best defenses against the spread of most contagious illnesses. In addition to thorough cleaning of classrooms, surfaces, and toys, we teach children: proper hand-washing practices, sneeze or cough into your elbow and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. We would appreciate it if you would work on this at home also.
If a child or staff member who has been present in the program is diagnosed with COVID-19, WLC will notify families and staff about the exposure. In February 2020, COVID-19 was added to the List of Reportable Diseases. Those required to report such diseases, such as WLC, must report cases of COVID-19 infection weekly to the CT Office of Early Childhood.