Immunizations: While COVID-19 is a health emergency in our area, it is important that your children remain up to date on the immunizations they need to be healthy. The vaccination schedule is designed to help your children get the maximum benefit from each shot. Your child will need to be up to date on their vaccines to re-enter the classroom when we open for the 2020-2021 program year. If you have difficulty getting your children the vaccines they need, we are here to help.
- Stay at home. Staying at home and leaving only for essential business, essential work, and physical activity help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others when you go out, even if you are wearing a mask.
- Wear a mask. With guidance from the CDC, Alameda County Public Health Department now requires that you wear a cloth mask in public, especially where it is difficult to maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and others. Children under 2 do not need to wear a mask. Infants and children under 2 years old are at risk of suffocation and should not wear a mask at any time.
- Wash your hands. Hand washing reduces your risk of COVID-19 and other illnesses, which continue to make people sick. If you cannot wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your cough and sneeze. Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow. Dispose of tissues in the trash immediately after use.
- Isolate when you are sick. Stay at home when you have symptoms you can spread to others. If you believe you may have COVID-19, isolate from other family members.
Mental health is always an important concern, especially during the isolation of the pandemic. Here is an article about the how mindfulness can help during the pandemic. Here is a document with suggestions for how to support your child(ren) during COVID-19.
If you have questions, please contact us at (510) 238-3165. You can also find updates on the Alameda County Public Health Department website and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).