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Unregistered 10:39 AM 07-17-2020
Iím trying to prepare for situations that come up regarding illness. Is anyone excluding a child from care due to someone in the family being sick like a parent or sibling?
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Cat Herder 10:53 AM 07-17-2020
Yes. We are required to follow CDC guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...r-schools.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...childcare.html
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e.j. 12:50 PM 07-17-2020
Another "yes". In my state, we're required to exclude a child under those circumstances.
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Unregistered 02:32 PM 07-22-2020
What if a childís family member has symptoms of illness that arenít necessarily considered a COVID symptom like nasal congestion, should child be excluded from care? And for how long? Iím thinking I would rather be safe than sorry but wondering how parents will take it if I exclude for everything.
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Baby Beluga 09:07 AM 07-23-2020
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
What if a childís family member has symptoms of illness that arenít necessarily considered a COVID symptom like nasal congestion, should child be excluded from care? And for how long? Iím thinking I would rather be safe than sorry but wondering how parents will take it if I exclude for everything.
It is my understanding that congestion is considered a possible covid symptom:

"People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported Ė ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea"

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019.../symptoms.html
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Unregistered 07:29 AM 07-24-2020
Thank you!
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Unregistered 01:07 PM 07-29-2020
How long do you exclude for? I think the cdc said 10 days?
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Reimel61 06:12 PM 08-02-2020
For Covid or expected exposure of a family member in the DC child's home I was told by the Health Dept in Maryland that the child's quarantine/isolation period doesn't start until the parents or household member of the child has been cleared from isolation first. Then the child's quarantine begins. Also if a negative test would come back that would release the child to come back to DC. But in general for positive exposure the child could be out for 20 to 28 days if isolation is now 10-14 days the way I understood it. We were also told to always contact our Health Department first and then licensing for guidance.
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Baby Beluga 10:46 AM 08-03-2020
Originally Posted by Reimel61:
For Covid or expected exposure of a family member in the DC child's home I was told by the Health Dept in Maryland that the child's quarantine/isolation period doesn't start until the parents or household member of the child has been cleared from isolation first. Then the child's quarantine begins. Also if a negative test would come back that would release the child to come back to DC. But in general for positive exposure the child could be out for 20 to 28 days if isolation is now 10-14 days the way I understood it. We were also told to always contact our Health Department first and then licensing for guidance.
Yep. This is what the CDC is advising too

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...uarantine.html
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