HEALTH & SAFETY
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In response to the COVID-19 health pandemic, TCW has implemented the following protocols:
Health and Temperature Screenings
Before entering the school building, a trained TCW staff member will check everyone for fever of 100.4 F or above with a no-touch, infrared thermometer. They will also screen for other signs of illness using the COVID-19 Screening Tool provided by the RI Department of Human Services (DHS) and RI Department of Health (DOH). A visual inspection of each child will be conducted for signs of illness, including flushed cheeks, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing, fatigue or extreme fussiness.
Parents/guardians must remain until the COVID-19 screening procedure is completed and the child is cleared for entry into the school building.
Children and adults who have a fever of 100.4 F or above, or other signs of illness, will not be permitted in the school building. Parents/guardians should consult with their child’s pediatrician for further guidance.
“Curbside” Drop-off & Pick-up
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our principal objective is to facilitate safe drop-off and pick-up procedures, designed to minimize viral transmission. All families and staff are required to abide by the TCW Drop-off and Pick-up Policies to ensure that we remain in compliance with CDC recommendations and updated DHS regulations during these times.
High risk people, such as those 65+ years of age or adults with serious underlying conditions should not pick up children. If possible, we ask that you designate one parent, or authorized caregiver, to always drop-off and pick-up your child(ren). Staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times during drop-off, pick-up and while completing the health screening and temperature checks.
Children who are cleared for entry into the school building will be walked to their classroom by a trained staff member (infants will be carried).
At this time, parents and other family members are discouraged from entering the building. Only TCW staff, and certain pre-approved essential service providers, will be allowed in classrooms after successfully clearing the Health and Temperature Screenings. All vendors and deliveries will not be allowed past the school front lobby.
All teachers and TCW school staff will wear cloth face coverings. As it is not mandated by state, local or licensing authorities, TCW will not require children to wear masks while in our care. However, if you decide to send one in, we will do our best to encourage your child to wear it.
Potential or Confirmed Exposure
Anyone with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their household must remain out of our schools for 14 days. Confirmed cases must receive medical clearance to return.