COVID-19

Montessori Children’s Center, Inc (also known as MCC) has been operating since 1985.  In the 30+ years of our experience, we have not seen anything like the current Coronavirus pandemic.  Our students, staff and parents’ safety and health are at the top of our list of priorities.

 

We have established this set of guidelines to assist our families in returning to this new normal in the safest way possible.

How to prevent corona virus?

INFECTION PREVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Stay more than 3 feet away from other people if possible. Always wear face masks in the classroom

  • Avoid touching your face, frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol if your hands aren’t soiled

  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of tissue in the trash, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after coughing or sneezing

  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (i.e.: doorknobs, sink areas) with antiseptic cleanser

  • Wear a facemask when you are outside of your home and stay home if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness such as a cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath

  • Stay home if you are sick and call your healthcare provider for further recommendations

 

What are the signs of Corona virus?

Common symptoms:

  • Fever (> 99.6)

  • Cough, Shortness of breath

 

Less Common Symptoms:

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion, headache, chills, muscle and joint pain

  • Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

  • Loss of sense of smell

 ​How to ensure you are not affected by COVID-19?

  • Twice daily, check for the following signs or symptoms of respiratory infection:

  • Fever (> 99.6), Cough Shortness of breath

  • Other symptoms to pay attention include:

  • Sore throat Congestion Headache Muscle and Joint Pain Chills

  • Nausea or Vomiting Diarrhea

  • Loss of Sense of Smell


If you develop any of the above symptoms, please DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL AND DO contact your healthcare provider to discuss how to proceed

Daily self-screening for COVID-19

Students/ parents / guardians and staff are required to complete this check prior to attending MCC. This is being requested to ensure that you are free from COVID-19 symptoms and pose limited risk to others as well as assisting with slowing the spread of the virus.

 

  • Are you currently diagnosed with or believe you may have COVID-19? 

  • Have you had any of these symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

    • High temperature (fever) 

    • A new continuous cough  

    • New unexplained shortness of breath 

  • Have you been in contact with a COVID-19 confirmed or suspected case in the previous 14 days?

 

If you have answered YES to any of these questions you should stay at home and do not participate in any MCC activities.  Please notify the MCC director and consult your primary doctor.  

 

 

Directions for students/parents/staff

 

  • Face masks are to be used by all students over the age of 3/parents/and staff while inside an MCC facility or within close proximity of others when arriving or leaving an MCC facility

  • Practice Social Distancing – 6’ while indoors if possible

  • Ensure child is properly prepared for the day to include individual snacks, lunch, and water

  • Wash you/your child/children’s hand and face before coming to MCC and after leaving MCC

  • No “high fives”

  • No hand shakes

  • Frequent cycles of hand washing

  • Reduce body contact to a minimum

  • No “hugging” of other students and/or “hugging” of staff

  • Any high contact areas must be disinfected every two hours at the minim