Covid-19 Safety Policies

EECP will be closely aligned with the ADHS Guidelines for quarantine and release from isolation. EECP has used CDC guidelines, ADHS, our insurance company and community members in the Public Health field to write the sick policy.

All students will have a health screening including a temperature check upon arrival/drop off. Any child with a temperature or exhibiting any of the above symptoms, will be sent home.

If a child begins to exhibit the symptoms listed above while they are at school, they will be isolated in the director’s office to avoid community spread as much as possible and will need to be picked up within 20 minutes when possible to avoid extended exposure to anyone on campus.

EECP Covid-19 Quarantine and release from isolation policy: *We will update this part of the policy as new information or guidance is given from the agencies.

Per the updated CDC guidelines: 

Calculating Isolation

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected. If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.

If you or your child has had a known exposure and you are not up-to-date on your Covid vaccinations: 

Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days.

Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

Do not travel.

Get tested - Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

After quarantine - Watch for symptoms - Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Avoid travel - It is best to avoid travel until a full 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms - Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

Wear a mask - Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

If you or your child has had a known exposure, are completely up-to-date on your Covid vaccinations and have no symptoms: 

No quarantine -You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.  However, if your known exposure is a close contact, especially someone you live with, we ask that you take precautions and post-pone volunteering and also consider keeping your child home for a few days to see if symptoms develop.   

Get tested - Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Watch for symptoms - Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms- Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

If you or your child test positive for Covid, regardless of having symptoms or not: 

Stay home for at least 5 days
Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

Do not travel.

Ending isolation if you had symptoms
End isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.

Ending isolation if you did NOT have symptoms
End isolation after at least 5 full days after your positive test.

If you were severely ill with COVID-19 or are immunocompromised
You should isolate for at least 10 days. Consult your doctor before ending isolation.

Please note: these protocols are applicable regardless of whether an individual has previously tested positive for COVID-19 or believes that they had the virus at any point previously. This policy may evolve as additional information becomes available regarding the COVID-19 virus.

 

DEFINITIONS

Exposure

Contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a way that increases the likelihood of getting infected with the virus.

Close Contact

A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes. People who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 after they completed at least 5 days of isolation are not considered close contacts.

When Are You Up to Date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have followed the current recommendations. The recommendations will be different depending on your age, your health status, and when you first got vaccinated.

Booster Dose

Pfizer - 5 years and up - Primary Series 2 doses[3,4] Given 3 weeks (21 days) apart 
Everyone ages 12+ should get a booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose in their primary series.

  • Teens 12–17 should only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster

  • Everyone 18+ should get a booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines)

A person is considered “boosted” and up to date right after getting their booster dose.

Masking

Masking outdoors is a choice for parents to make and all children who are given that choice will wear a lanyard.  After we return from Spring Break on March 14, 2022, Parents can start making the choice to let their children unmask indoors.   Snacks and Lunches are eaten outdoors and are socially distanced.