Group sizes will be no greater than 18 children per 2 staff to accommodate social
distancing. There will be no intermingling between groups with staff or children.
The spaces in use will be deeply cleaned and disinfected before another group
uses the space. All rooms will also have hand sanitizer and the children will
frequently wash hands which include washing hands and sanitizing upon arrival
- All staff, children, and visitors will have a health screening upon arrival.
- If anyone including children and staff have a fever over 100.4 degrees
fahrenheit they will not be permitted into the center.
- All visitors including children and staff must answer the following
questionnaire relating to the past 5 days. Has the person had:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting - Diarrhea
- Exposed to Covid - 19
- Have you traveled internationally within the past 14 days?
- Have you visited any of the states listed on the State of
Connecticut’s travel ban list in the past 14 days?
If anyone answers yes to any of these questions, the child or staff will not be allowed into the center, and can only be admitted if they can answer no to the questions . - The center staff will monitor signs of illness from children, staff, and visitors alike.
- If a child shows any signs of illness, they will be immediately removed and
brought into a designated “sick area” away from others until they are
picked up. The child will be supervised at all times and the area will be
deeply cleaned after use.
- If a staff becomes ill, they must immediately go home and another staff will
be called in to remain proper ratios.
- If either a child or a staff member becomes ill, the ill person must follow up with a
physician and get documentation proving the illness is not related to Covid - 19
and then will be allowed to return after 72 hours of the diagnosis. If the physician
is unable to provide documentation, the child and all household members will not
be able to return to the program for 14 days and they will need to self-quarantine.
- Face masks must be worn at all times by staff and children both inside and
- If a child or staff arrives at the center without a face mask, one will be
provided to them.
- Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth at all times unless
drinking or eating. An exception is only for those who have a medical
exemption with proper documentation.
- Children will be offered mask breaks when possible outside, at least 6 feet
apart. The children will keep their masks in labeled bags.
- Social distancing will be strictly enforced. Staff and children need to maintain the
minimum of 6 feet from one another which includes staggered arrival, departure,
and lunch times.
- There will be regular handwashing by staff and children for at least 20 seconds at
key times. - Hands will be washed:
- Upon entering the center
- Before and after eating
- After sneezing, coughing, and blowing of the nose
- After using the restroom
- Before handling food
- After touching a contaminated surface
- Before and after using shared equipment such as toys, computers,
- If soap and water are not available, an alcohol based sanitizer will be
used. The staff will directly supervise the children using any alcohol based
- All staff must cover coughs and sneeze with tissues or the corner of their elbow,
and children will be encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes in the same
- Soiled tissues are to be immediately disposed of.
- The center will have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices between
groups of children and common areas. - All staff, children, and visitors must wear gloves when using common
equipment. - There will also be a nightly deep cleaning and disinfection of all areas. - There will be regular disinfecting of surfaces before and after use for
everyday activities including for homework, crafting, etc. - All toys and supplies that have been used will be placed in a soiled
container and will be disinfected nightly. - Entry to the program is limited. At this time, we ask parents to wait outside the door and a staff member will meet you to admit or dismiss your child. The Vault Academics' complaint procedure per the Office of Early Childhood licensing policy will be posted for viewing on the door for all visitors and parents. To maintain the safety of all our children and staff, there will be no visitors including parents permitted into the building during operating hours.
- If a child or staff affiliated with the center has been diagnosed with Covid - 19:
- All families and staff will be notified of the exposure while keeping the
name of the positive person confidential.
- The diagnosis will be immediately reported to the DPH Epidemiology and
Emerging Infection Program (860) 509-7994 and the local health
department to start contact tracing procedures. It is possible children and
staff are ordered to self quarantine and the center may have to close parts
or the whole center based on the exposure and guidance from the local
I have read, understand, and agree to the policies and procedures set forth by The Vault Academics' School Age Program to contain the spread of the highly infectious
disease. I have been informed of the risk of Covid - 19 and consent to the participation
of my minor child in The Vault Academics' School Age Program. I have also received
notice of the following:
● People who are 65 years and older and people of any age with serious underlying
medical conditions or are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid - 19 are recommended to stay at home. A list of medical conditions associated
with a higher risk of severe illness from Covid - 19 can be found in the CDC’s guidance.
Individuals and families should consult their healthcare provider to determine whether
they have medical conditions that place them at risk.
● Staff and children living in households with individuals who are 65 years and older OR
have higher risk for severe illness from Covid - 19 are recommended to stay home .