FAQ about COVID-19

Federal guidance requires that masks must be worn by children 2 and older. We understand that this may cause parents/guardians to have questions. We have prepared this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help answer common questions we’re receiving.

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FAQ about COVID-19

a. Per the Governor’s mandate, all child care staff are required to be fully vaccinated or have a legal exemption on file by October 18th, 2021.

b. We are following all state of Washington guidelines for mitigating COVID-19 transmission. The safety and health of your children is a top priority for ESD112.

a. Any child or staff member exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms is sent home according to the guidelines set forth by the Washington State Department of Health and following their Decision Tree Flowchart.

b. Masking is currently optional in all locations that do not receive Federal Head Start funding. Any child care center that is currently receiving Federal funding from the Head Start program must require everyone in their building ages 2 and up to wear masks. Link: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/about-us/coronavirus/ohs-covid-19-updates

c. Exposure Notifications are sent via email whenever a positive COVID case occurs in one of our child care centers.

d. All of our centers are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

e. For the full ECE COVID-19 Response policy, please ask your Center Director.

a. All individuals over the age of two can wear a mask if they so choose. Please be respectful to one another as each individual decides what prevention and safety measures are right for their personal or family circumstances.

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If you have a question that is not answered here, please email ece.enroll@esd112.org or call 360-952-3466.