Covid-19 Resources

While it may seem like the world is changing, our commitment to families remains to be the same: providing safe, quality, inclusive care.

Below are our pandemic policies, supports to talk to your children, government links as well as our screening tool. If you have any questions or looking for more supports, please reach out, allegro@eastlink.ca

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

“During a pandemic time, our focus is on the physical and emotional safety of our families and our staff. “

UPDATED JULY 2020

Allegro Child Care Centre Procedures and Protocols

Covid-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings – Nova Scotia Dept of Educations and Early Childhood Development

COVID-19 Guidlines

Social Stories help give children a narrative to help understand a new situation to skill. We’ve created social stories to help support returning back to their class.

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Daily Screening Tool

Our screening tool has been updated as of 8th September 2020. The new health checklist has been updated and the questions reflect the update.


Updates:

September 16, 2020

Dear Owners/Operators/Staff: 

The COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings document has been updated by Public Health to reflect the changes made to the daily symptoms checklist. The document can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/education/ . Please share this important information within your organization and with families. We ask that you destroy any previous versions of the document that you may have copied. 

The main update is in the section on Preventing the Introduction of COVID-19 into Child Care Settings. The following items have been clarified: 

1. Clarification on return to child care guidance for individuals who are unwell – revised wording includes consideration of isolated clear runny nose in individuals who are otherwise well 

2. Clarification that household contacts of individuals who are unwell or being tested for COVID-19 do not need to isolate if they are feeling well 

3. Clarification on guidance for chronic symptoms 

It is important to note that Public Health (PH) will determine the need for individual or public notification around cases and outbreaks of COVID-19. They will continue to actively monitor COVID-19 and the guidance document will be revised/updated based on new evidence or changing epidemiology going forward. Also, there was a slight update to the COVID-19 Daily Checklist, to restore the original language around runny nose/nasal congestion and signs of fever (i.e. chills, sweats). This checklist can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Daily-COVID-checklist-en.pdf 

We understand that the child care sector is working diligently to ensure the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the child care setting is minimized. Following the measures provided to you by PH within the context of your facility is important. We would ask that you refrain from modifying or creating ‘rules’ or ‘guidelines’ that are exclusionary to families, inhibit access to child care, or inadvertently create additional risk while attempting to implement unrecommended protocols. 

Updated August 26, 2020,.

Following assessment by 811 or a Health Care Provider (as above), individuals with only chronic stable symptoms (e.g. cough, sneeze, runny nose, or nasal congestion) due to a medical condition such as asthma or allergies may return. Individuals with new or worsening symptoms must not enter and should be reassessed.

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-Childcare-setting-guidance.pdf

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