Due to the rising numbers of cases in various states around the country, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued guidance to limit the spread of COVID in our communities. The recommendation states:
“Any person entering suburban Cook County living in a high-incidence state, or who visited the high-incidence state for more than 24 hours is recommended to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival, or for the duration of their stay in suburban Cook County, whichever is shorter”. The list of states currently meeting this definition is updated every Tuesday. Please review these updates regularly at: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance/
Wesley originally adopted the Suburban Cook County travel restrictions on July 24, 2020. For clarity, here is Wesley’s policy:
In an effort to keep our children, families and staff as safe as possible, Wesley Child Care is requiring employees and families to follow this guidance. Therefore, if you have traveled to one of these high-incidence states for more than 24 hours, you will be declined entry to the program and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, those traveling individuals are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine in the home they are traveling to in suburban Cook County and should avoid close interactions with non-traveling household members until the 14 days have passed. Other household members who did not travel from a designated state are not required to self-quarantine at this time.
Please continue to do your part in observing necessary safety protocols by practicing social distancing, using face masks/coverings, and frequent hand wash/sanitizing. These and other best practices are outlined on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
These additional requirements are the only way we can help to reduce the chance of COVID impacting our ability to remain open. If you have any questions, please let us know.