Health Safety Measures
March 5, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides some guidance to prepare contingency plans for the coronavirus-borne disease COVID-19. In addition, the Deermeadows Preschool, and the church at-large, have had numerous reports of children affected by the flu. Church leaders ask that you carefully read the information below regarding action we can all take to protect everyone’s health.
The church and weekday preschool are putting additional emphasis on sanitizing all toys and materials. Our custodial team is equally dedicated to keeping facilities clean and people safe with numerous, industry best-practices in place.
What can you do?
You can reinforce with those in your household the importance of every-day good health habits to avoid illnesses including: frequently washing hands; using a tissue when you sneeze or cough and then throwing it away; keeping fingers away from face; not sharing water bottles or similar containers; and staying home when sick. If you have a fever, please stay home from church and be fever free, without the aid of fever-reducing medication, for at least 24 hours before returning. We are avoiding handshakes during this time as well – please use the friendly elbow or fist bump, or a simple “hello,” to greet your friends.
Also, if you have been diagnosed with the flu please note according to the Center for Disease Control: “People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children and some people with weakened immune systems may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.” Due to the above, if you have been diagnosed with the flu then please remain home for one week. Common symptoms of influenza flu include fever, headache, muscle and body aches, chills, sore throat, exhaustion and dry cough. Some may also have additional symptoms.
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