LGUHS is committed to the health and safety of our staff, children and families and will regularly monitor COVID-related guidance from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Education, the Office of Head Start, the Center for Disease Control, the Ohio Department of Health and our local Health Districts to ensure that we are following the most up to date recommendations. While LGUHS is implementing thorough cleaning, face covering and distancing procedures as recommended by multiple regulatory agencies, there is always risk of exposure to communicable diseases when in a school setting.
The following procedures and guidelines for daily operation are based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control issued on July 9, 2021. These procedures may be revised if there are significant changes in guidance from regulatory agencies or evidence of high transmission of COVID within our centers or community. LGUHS will monitor local conditions as well as guidance from all applicable agencies.
The CDC outlines multiple prevention strategies for early childhood education programs including promoting vaccination, consistent and correct mask use, physical distancing and cohorting, ventilation, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contract tracing and cleaning and disinfecting. LGUHS has developed procedures and/or guidance around each of these strategies. In addition, LGUHS has developed procedures and/or guidance around various other ECE specific situations, also based on CDC recommendations. Full CDC recommendations for Early Childhood Education programs can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/child-care-guidance.html.