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May 5, 2022
Effective Friday, May 6, we will be removing the requirement to quarantine if a child or staff is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID.
We are moving in this direction for a number of reasons. First, we feel that the impact of being away from classrooms and services is in many ways more detrimental than the potential impact of COVID, given its waning severity. Second, although BA.2 is more transmissible, it is also proving to be less severe and cause shorter durations of illness, and our experience at St. David’s Center over the past two weeks has been exactly in line with these findings. Third, we are aligning with similar agencies who have largely moved in this direction.
It is important to note that this only pertains to staff and families who have been exposed to a positive case. We will still require that families and staff exclude themselves from services if they test positive with COVID or have COVID symptoms.
These guidelines are also outlined in our Preparedness Plan.
As always, thank you for your partnership as we continue to navigate this ever-changing COVID landscape. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have.
Julie Sjordal, CEO, St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
Jayson Palm, Director of Facilities and Risk Management, St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
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Your support is needed now, more than ever. Your gift will help St. David’s Center provide necessary supports to children and families during this public health crisis, including a wide-range of mental health services via telehealth and childcare for emergency and essential workers. With your support we will come out of this crisis stronger than ever.
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