Will I be notified if there is a COVID related health concern in my child’s classroom?
Yes, you will be notified if any of the following people in your child’s room have been in contact with a COVID positive person: a staff member or a child. *
What happens if a child or staff member has direct contact with a COVID positive person?
The child or staff member with the direct contact, must quarantine for 14 days from their last day of contact regardless of test
What happens if a household member of a child or staff member has direct contact with a COVID positive person?
If a staff member or child lives with a person that has had direct contact with a COVID positive individual, the staff member or child do not have to quarantine and can remain at Little Jewels. Please monitor closely for symptoms.*
What happens if my household member who had direct contact with a positive person shows symptoms?
The staff member or child must remain at home for 14 days from the start of symptoms and/or the person they live with tests negative.*
What happens when a person in my child's classroom has tested positive for COVID19?
You will be notified when a staff member or child in the classroom have tested positive for COVID. We will not share who the person is as this is confidential. The classroom will close for 14 days from the last exposure to the positive person. All exposed staff and children will have to quarantine for 14 days from time of exposure. While the room is closed we will clean it from top to bottom– all surfaces, toys, rugs, furniture, laundry, etc.*
* This information is subject to change according to state and local guidelines.
What type of COVID test can I get?
Little Jewels will only accept a pCR COVID test.
Where can we get tested?
- Adults may get tested at the Interstate Center. They are open from 9-5 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for drive up testing for people 6 and older. They ask for an ID and a few questions. You can register ahead of time at www.testdirectly.com/mclean. These result times vary, we have seen it as little as 2 days but as long as 7 days. You MAY test your younger child there, but you have to do it yourself.
- For children, we recommend consulting your pediatrician first for testing. Most pediatrician offices are testing now.
- Consult the IDPH website https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing for more locations.
As always, please be aware of common COVID-19 symptoms. Please keep your child home if they or anyone else in the home is
feeling ill. If a person in your child’s home tests positive the child MUST stay at home for 14 days. Information is subject to change
as the CDC, DCFS, and IDPH update their guidelines.
If you would like to video call a Doctor’s Appointment you may visit: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/services/oncall/
September 30th, 2020
At Little Jewels, our number one priority is the safety of our staff and students. We have taken certain safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while still ensuring that your children are provided with the high-quality care our families expect from Little Jewels.
In addition to the already strict cleaning protocols used to maintain the cleanliness of the center, you will also see the following being implemented in the center:
- Only one parent will be allowed into the building to drop off or pick up students. All adults will be required to wear a mask upon entry.
- Daily temperature checks for all students and staff upon arrival will be administered at the front desk.
- Limited combining of classes, including the closure of the cafeteria for meals until further notice.
- 6-foot distancing when appropriate in classrooms.
- Increased handwashing for staff and children.
- All staff and students two years and older will be required to wear a mask while in the building.
- Heightened illnesses policies, including a lower max temp of 100 degrees to be in the building. (Staff and students included.)
Thank you for your support as we work with the new protocols and restrictions.
The Little Jewels Leadership Team