VISITORS/PICK-UP & DROP OFF GUIDELINES
- Must wear a mask if they are not vaccinated (all over age 5)
- Practice social distancing
- Although we have an open door policy we are requiring tours to be scheduled during the pandemic.
WHEN CAN CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
- Children must have a temperature lower than 100.4
- Must have been fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication AND have no other symptoms related to COVID (you can find these in the universal guidelines if you are unsure)
- If a child has been exposed to a positive case of COVID, or get tested positive they are required to quarantine for 10 days before returning to the center.
If you have questions, check out the two links below or call the center.
Safer at home – Childcare https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/2020-05/guidance-child-care.pdf
Universal Guidelines https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/files/inline-documents/guidance-universal.pdf
HOLIDAYS TRAVELS for 2020
The 2020 holiday travel season is upon us. Typically, families travel all over the country to gather with loved ones, but this year will look drastically different for the majority of us who are opting to stay home amid the COVIC-19 pandemic.
We all know travel increases your chance of getting COVID-19. As you are making your holiday plans this year, we would like to bring to your attention to the increased restriction on travel based on public health guidance. Almost all states are now on NH’s restricted list, meaning that if you travel to or host visitors from any of these states, you are required to quarantine for 14 days before your child can return to school, This includes all states outside on New England, as well as Vermont and Connecticut. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
We are following these guidelines closely to ensure everyone’s safety during this increasing rate of COVID-19 cases. For those of you who decide to travel, we would like to partner together to make this holiday season as safe as possible. You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including your children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.
With this in mind, the following policy will be in effect for all members of the LFP staff, as well as LFP families until further notice:
- Any Air, Train or Bus travel will require a minimum 7-day quarantine period before your child can return to LFP. Some destinations may require a minimum 14-day quarantine period.
- Any area deemed a hotspot at the time of travel, will require a 14-day quarantine period before your child can return to LFP. Hotspots are defined as destinations where COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising, or an area is experiencing a new outbreak of community spread.
- If you plan on spending time with loved ones who are not part of your immediate household, and social distancing measures and precautions are not followed, you will also be required to quarantine for 7 days after your return regardless of your mode of travel.
- Please notify a member of management if you will be traveling or hosting a gathering during the holiday season putting you into self-quarantine.
We fully support the COVID19 holiday celebration guide the CDC has provided for the general public. Many of our guidelines have been adopted from the CDC best practices. You can read the full guidelines here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html
Key takeaways from the CDC holiday celebration guide:
- When possible, avoid in person gatherings, and visit virtually.
- Outdoor gatherings are less risky than indoor gatherings and visit virtually.
- Longer gatherings pose a higher risk than shorter ones.
- If you are hosting a gathering, make sure you have procedures in place for mask wearing, handwashing, and social distancing for your attendees.
- As much as possible, limit the number of attendees.
- If you are planning to attend in-person holiday gatherings with people outside of your household, consider strictly avoiding contact with people outside your household 14 days after the gathering.
Bring extra masks and supplies, such as hand sanitizer, aerosol sanitizing spray, and tissues when attending gatherings with people outside of your household.