We take the mitigation of illness and any potential COVID transmission at SCTCC with the utmost of seriousness. Our health guidelines may be more strict than those of other centers, or even as recommended by your doctor or the government health agencies,

and are subject to change.

The following health guidelines apply to all SCTCC staff and children:

  • Children or staff with COVID-19 symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate.  

  • If children’s symptoms occur at SCTCC, they will be kept in a separate yard with a staff member until they are picked up by their parents.  

In order to return to SCTCC: 

  • Child or staff member must be symptom free for at least 24 hours, or a healthcare provider must provide documentation that the symptoms are typical of an underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma); AND fever free for at least 48 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications); 

AND

  • Child or staff member must provide a negative PCR/NAAT test*, OR two negative antigen tests* 24 hours apart if previously positive, OR at least 10 days must have passed since symptom onset.   

Asymptomatic Exposure:​

  • Children or staff who are asymptomatic with a known exposure (less than six feet for longer than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period) to someone who is COVID-19 positive must:

  • Quarantine for 5 days.

  • Remain asymptomatic and test negative with a PCR or NAAT on Day 5 in order to return on Day 6*.

  • Test and continue to stay home pending results if symptoms develop.

  • Continual (household) exposure quarantine timeline begins after the positive household member tests negative with two antigen tests* in a 24 hour period.

Additionally,

  • (Unvaccinated) children traveling by air must abide by the above exposure protocol.

  • Any onsite exposure may result in the closure of the Toddler Center until staff and children can safely return with the above guidelines.

  • All staff, children, and eligible family members must be up to date (boosted) with their COVID vaccines.

*Testing must be performed/observed by a healthcare provider, laboratory, or a CLIA certified program