Due to rising numbers of cases in various states around the country, the Cook County Department of Public Health has issued new guidance to limit the spread of COVID in our communities. The new recommendations state:
“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 and is available for your review at: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance/
Effective July 24, 2020:
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 or anyone in your household has traveled to 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. This travel requirement is in addition to the other policies outlined in our “Reopening Plan” and will be added to our daily arrival screening procedures.
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.