With daycare/childcare facilities reopening in Lexington, this page has tips and guidelines to help protect kids, families and staff.
For more information, please visit the Child Care Health Consultation website.
Below are some commonly asked questions and answers as well as a downloadable version of the COVID-19 & Childcare Centers FAQs Guidance
- Child care providers do need to keep a temperature log and will need to keep the log for 5 years since it is considered a medical file. The form they use must be kept confidential and from parents reading the medical information from other attendees.
- If a child care provider has a medical condition such as asthma, he/she does not have to wear a mask if they have a doctor’s note (note from a primary care provider-PA, Nurse Practitioner). The doctor’s note needs to be kept on file if licensing were to ask why the staff member is not wearing a mask. They may choose to wear a face shield in place of a mask, but they do not have to wear a face shield. To learn more about face shields visit The Clear Mask.
- Question: May the providers use foam blocks in the learning centers? Answer: No. The foam is very porous and it is impossible to clean them appropriately at this time.
- Question: With the recent travel advisories from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, do we need to ask/require children/staff who have traveled to COVID19 “hot spots” to stay home for 14 days after returning?
- Answer from Child Care Collaboration Regulation Committee: Per Child Care licensing, children do not have to stay home for 14 days after returning from “hot spots” (South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Texas). As a small business, child care centers can craft their own policy surrounding this though. Per best practice, it is a good idea to ask that the children not return to the child care center for 14 days.