We at the Inspire and Innovation Lab are committed to taking important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are taking several informed decisions to minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in our care. We also rely heavily on you, the parents/guardians to take appropriate precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Anyone showing signs of illness of any kind should not attend lab activities. If you know you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not vaccinated then we ask you reframe from lab activities unless you have a negative COVID-19 test.
Symptoms of COVID-19
• Shortness of breath
While symptoms in children are similar to adults, children may have milder symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include loss of taste or smell and cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Sore throat, headache, vomiting and diarrhea are less commonly reported.
*Fever is determined by a thermometer reading 100.4 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness,
chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking.
❑ Before arrival: as parents/guardians, be on the alert for any symptoms of COVID-19. Keep child(ren) home if showing any signs of illness.
❑ Hand hygiene stations will be set up at each entrance, so that staff and children can clean their hands as they enter the lab. A staff member will be at each door to ensure children follow proper hygiene protocol upon entering.
❑ Avoid designating those considered at high risk such as elderly grandparents who are over 65 years of age and unvaccinated to drop off or pick up.
❑ Send two clean masks with your child every day. Assist them in putting on their masks before they enter the building.
❑ Inspire Lab Staff will evaluate each child for potential signs of illness. If a child shows any signs of illness they will be required to leave.
❑ Staff will conduct temperature checks
❑ Inspire Lab Staff will follow proper hygiene protocol as deemed by the CDC.
** We want you to be aware that social distancing is an extremely hard concept for some children to implement and therefore it is not feasible to assure we will be able to maintain social distancing at the lab. However, we will still build the concept with the children during times they are eating.