This page will serve as a continually-updated, single source of information for our policies and procedures in relation to the current COVID-19 situation. As changes are made, they will be published here.
COVID Pandemic Update
Summary of recent changes. Please read the entire plan to understand the responsibilities of the program, staff, and families.
- Early Childhood guidelines may be different than K-12 and adult guidelines
The CDC guidelines for Early Childhood Education can be found at COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs
- Children who are fully vaccinated or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days are not required to quarantine for in-school exposure but need to be monitored for symptoms. If this applies to your child, please let Trinity office staff know the date of your child’s positive COVID infection.
- Quarantine for exposure will end after day 5 with a negative antigen test taken on day 5. With no symptoms and a negative test result, children can return on day 6. Test results must be sent to Trinity before a child can return.
- Staff or children with positive COVID test or diagnosis will have an antigen test on day 5. With a negative test result and if there are no symptoms or if symptoms are improving, the individual can return on day 6. The individual must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If a staff member or child has a positive result on the day 5 antigen test, they will isolate until the end of day 10 and can return on day 11.
- Siblings of children exposed in a classroom do not need to quarantine but should be monitored for symptoms.
- In home rapid antigen tests are permitted for classroom exposures and individual COVID cases. An in- person vendor PCR is needed for a household exposure. There is more potential for ongoing contact with a household exposure and a PCR test is the most accurate and appropriate test in this situation.
- Compliance with well-fitting masks is an important mitigation strategy with shortened isolation and quarantine timelines. Trinity staff will work with children and families to ensure masking compliance.
- Symptom monitoring is another important mitigation strategy. Staff and families will continue to work together to monitor symptoms. Families must report children’s symptoms to staff promptly.
- Children returning from COVID infection on day 6 will be appropriately spaced 6 feet from other children during snack and meals.
Health & Safety Plan for Reopening
This document is the official Trinity Preschool of Berwyn’s Pandemic Response Plan which outlines our Reopening, Distance Learning, and Health and Safety Measures. We will be following this plan to guide us in safety and where adjustments are needed as necessary. The current version of this document will always be posted here.
COVID-19 Information for Trinity Preschool Parents
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