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Monday, March 1, 2010

Wellness Policy

Because it is the season when the weather changes quite rapidly and sickness seems to rise, I wanted to be sure to let you know about our Wellness Policy for MOPS at Real Life. Since we meet at Real Life Christian Church, our policy is their policy:

Wellness Policy
General Wellness Guidelines
In our church nursery, we strive to maintain a healthy, clean, and safe environment at all times. We ask that you, as responsible parents, keep your child at home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
1. Fever (over 99.5 degrees)
2. Runny nose that is yellow or green in color
3. Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
4. Any symptom of childhood diseases such as:
Scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox or whooping cough
5. Common cold – from onset through one week
6. Sore throat
7. Croup
8. Any unexplained rash
9. Any skin infection – boils, ringworm or impetigo
10. Untreated pink eye or other eye infection
11. Any communicable disease
12. Lice, including the presence of eggs or nits.

We expect that a child or caregiver be free of fever for 24 hours before coming back to the nursery or preschool areas at Real Life. If our nursery volunteers notice any of these symptoms, they immediately contact a supervisor and that parent is called to come pick up their child. Until the parent arrives a caregiver keeps the child from the rest of the children.
We can’t wait to see your little one when they are feeling better!
Thank you for understanding these guidelines and helping us make our classrooms healthy for all of our little ones!!!


Tonya said...

Thx for posting this! I had been wondering what Real Life's stance on that was. I think it's so important to follow to assure that we can all stay healthy & well!