Childcare Guidelines

Childcare Phased Guidelines

Updated 9/16/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Children from the same household are kept in the same group whenever possible
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • The provider must restrict offsite activities to places or environments where social distance and proper cleaning practices can be controlled
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

RED

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 10 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.)

ORANGE

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 20 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.)
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

YELLOW

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Children from the same household are kept in the same group whenever possible
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • The provider must restrict offsite activities to places or environments where social distance and proper cleaning practices can be controlled
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

GREEN

Refer to General Guidelines for Employers HERE
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity

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