COVID-19 Related Policies
- Daily health checks, including temperature measurement and a verbal health screening, will be conducted for all children and staff when they arrive on campus. A person with a temperature above 99.9°F will not be allowed to stay at school.
- Every child who is at least two years or older should properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator indoors.
- Exceptions are when the child is eating or sleeping
- The school's director will notify parents/guardians if your child was potentially exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 they will need to be picked up immediately (as soon as possible, but no longer than 30 minutes). A teacher exhibiting these symptoms will also be asked to leave school.
- 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
- If a child/staff member has a fever only, they will be required to stay at home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours.
- If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19, they should follow isolation guidance.
- You can use the CDC's quarantine and isolation calculator to help determine how long someone should isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- If a child has a diagnosis other than COVID-19, a physician may send a letter of clearance to return to school.
- Anyone may choose to wear a mask, including a child with a disability or at risk of getting very sick with COVID-19. If someone in your household is at risk of getting very sick with COVID-19, you may choose to have your child wear a mask indoors during low and medium COVID-19 Community Levels.
- In keeping with CDC recommendations, any child who travels to a "COVID hot spot" and/or internationally and/or by airplane should self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days to monitor for any potential COVID symptoms. Likewise, if a family member/visitor in your home has arrived from a "COVID hot spot" and/or another country, your child should follow the 14 day self-quarantine.
Under the Mississippi Child Care Code employees of a Licensed Child Care Center are mandatory reporters of child abuse and must report it immediately to the Department of Human Services when in the course of working with a child, the employee has the reason to believe that the child has suffered a non-accidental injury as a result of abuse or willful neglect. Families shall have the right of written appeal regarding settlement of controversy or disagreement with the decision of the Director or center. The Director will be given a copy of the written appeal and will set up a meeting with the Board of Directors of Opulent Life Kidz Kare. The board will reserve the right for the final decision on all disagreements.
*Last modified on 7/12/22
** Policy changes may be made at the school's discretion at any time. Please check back frequently for updates.