Haygood Weekday Children’s Ministries considers the health and wellbeing of our students, teachers, and staff to be of the utmost importance. Our goal is to ensure we are providing a safe and loving environment for our families and staff. Haygood WCM strongly encourages all eligible individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and maintain proper booster status to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued partnership and support of these endeavors. Please see important updates regarding our COVID-19 and sick policy below. Effective August 15, 2022.
If you or a member of your household test positive for COVID-19, you are required to immediately report such to the director of your program. For the Preschool, email Morgen Smith msmi[email protected] and for the CDC/Hut, email Sama Worthy-Belcher [email protected] .
Isolation Guidelines If You Test Positive for COVID-19
Isolation is required for a minimum of seven days from the date of your positive test regardless of your vaccination status. After receiving a negative COVID-19 test taken on day five (5) and another taken on day seven (7), you are permitted to return to school. Please send documentation of a negative rapid or PCR test (complete with name and date administered) to your program director after receiving results. If you are unable to test negative twice within 48 hours starting on day five, please continue to isolate until after day ten (10). If you are still experiencing symptoms and a fever higher than 100.4 at day ten, please continue to isolate and return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Class Closures Due to Direct Contact with a Positive Case
Should a student/teacher test positive for COVID-19, the affected classroom will be closed the next day for cleaning. Parents will be asked to pick up their children as soon as possible the day of the COVID exposure (unless discovered at or very near normal pickup time).
If exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, Haygood strongly recommends monitoring for symptoms (CDC COVID-19 symptom guide) and testing on day five (5) after exposure. If you are experiencing symptoms after exposure, consider monitoring at home until testing on day five to prevent the possible spread at school. Haygood WCM has rapid COVID-19 tests available and will provide them to families as needed.
- Children who present with a fever of 100.4 or greater are required to be symptom free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If a student goes home with a fever, they are required to stay home the following day. If their fever is no longer present, they are cleared to return after a complete day at home.
- Children experiencing diarrhea and vomiting will be sent home and allowed to return to school after it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms have significantly improved.
- To help prevent the spread of germs and illness, if a member of your household is sick, please consider staying home for a day to monitor and rest.
Please remember, we are a community at Haygood. We all play a very important role in contributing to the overall wellness of this community.
Thank you for your partnership in helping keep Haygood a healthy and safe place for care and learning.