It is your responsibility to monitor your child for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If your child becomes ill while in          our program, you will be asked to pick-up your child within one hour of the program contacting you. Please have plans in      place to ensure you or a designated person is available if this should occur. 

    Please be sure that we have your most current contact information as well as the most up to date emergency contact            information.   

  Children will be asked to stay home or return home if any of the following applies: 

  • Has cold, flu, covid and/or other known possible contagious virus/disease symptoms as stated in the Handbook 
  • Has or have had a fever of 100.4 or higher (may return after child has been 24 hours fever free WITHOUT fever reducing medicine)
  • Have come in contact with others who have COVID-19

  To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Children with signs/symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to others with COVID-19 will be asked to stay home.
  • Children who develop signs/symptoms of COVID-19 while at the program will be immediately separated from others and the program staff will contract the family member and/or emergency contact to pick the child up.
  • Children and staff will practice handwashing upon arrival to the program, before meals and snacks, after outdoor play, after using the bathroom, prior to going home, after nose blowing or assisting a child with blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, throw tissues in the trash, and clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water is not readily available).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. 

  If an enrolled child or employee tests positive for COVID-19:

  •  The local public health department and the Department of Children and Families Bureau of Early Care Regulation will be contacted. Community Preschool will follow their guidance for next steps.
  • The program will notify families of any confirmed staff or child cases of COVID-19. 
  • If there is a case of COVID-19 among children or staff, we may consider a short-term (1 week) or long-term (two weeks or more) closure to allow for sufficient cleaning and disinfection.  Our decision to stay open or to close will be based on recommendations from our local health department.  

  Returning to a child care facility after suspected COVID-19 symptoms:

  • If a staff member or child has symptoms of COVID-19 or is in close contact with someone with COVID-19, they can return to the child care facility after we receive and share the recommendations from our local health department. The virus variants are changing as are the recommendations. 

    You and your child must wear a mask BEFORE entering our building. Children and staff will wear a mask covering their          mouth and nose, both inside the school and outside the school (playground or blacktop area), during the school’s                  operating   hours, with the exception of snack, lunch, and nap time. 

  If you meet any of the following criteria, please do not enter our facility and do not pick-up/drop-off a child at our program:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc,);
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days;
  • Are waiting for a covid test result.

    When picking up or dropping off a child(ren), please practice “social distancing” (3-6 feet) at all times. 

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Community Preschool    

301 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ     

Tel: 908.245.8651 / Fax: 908.245.8820



   If your child was exposed to someone with Covid-19 ​​

   Quarantine time: Unvaccinated students who are in close contact with a person who tested positive, must test                   negative on day 5 to 7 after their exposure to be allowed back on day 8. If you chose not to test or are unable to find           available testing, your child may return on day 11. The day they last saw this person is day 0.

   If your child tested positive for Covid-19 

   They must quarantine for 10 days returning on day 11. The day they tested positive is day 0.


   Please keep your child home if they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19   
   Students with cold and flu-like symptoms will be excluded from school unless we are provided a doctor's note stating             otherwise. If a family member is sick with COVID-like symptoms and is being tested for COVID-19 due to illness, keep           your child home until test results are received.

   If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, please contact us.

   Travel Exclusion - CDC updated 12/8/21
   The CDC recommends delaying travel for those who are not fully vaccinated. If travel cannot be delayed, domestic              and international travelers who are not vaccinated must get tested 3-5 days after traveling AND stay home/self-           quarantine for a full 7 days (even if their COVID-19 test is negative) and for 10 days if they are unable to test.

   Domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to any U.S. states or territories other than                       Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. 
   Masks are an important prevention measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.   
   Masks must be worn indoors by all students and staff.
   Vented masks are not permitted to be worn. Please send your child in with extra masks