Helpful Resources and Tips:
- DC Government Coronavirus Response and Resources
- List of Food Resources
- DC’s Children Law Center: Available Resources and Support for DC Families
- DC Action for Children: Policy, Guidance, and Resources
Based on guidance received from OSSE this morning, Educare DC will remain closed for families, children, and staff through May 29th. Members of our team including your family engagements specialist and your child’s teacher should be in regular contact with you, but please let Mr. Truesdale or Ms. White know if you have other questions or needs.
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In order to support continued efforts in the DC region to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of Educare DC’s children, families, and staff, we have decided that Educare DC will remain closed to children and families until April 27th.
Staff will be working remotely to support children and families during this period. Our Educare DC Parent Hotline continues to be open, so please call 202-929-0206 if you need support.
Below, you can find a list of food resources, and health tips for protecting yourself and your family. Please continue to follow public health directives related to social distancing and hand washing, and please call your doctor if you feel sick. For more information on how to protect yourself and your family visit: coronavirus.dc.gov
Dear Educare DC Community,
In order to support efforts in the DC region to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of Educare DC’s children, families, and staff, we have decided to close Educare DC to children and families effective Monday, March 16, with plans to reopen on Wednesday, April 1. There will no longer be a Spring Break period in April.
We hope that by closing during this period when most surrounding schools are closed will allow families to avoid close contact with others as much as possible, slowing the spread of the virus.
How to Protect Yourself
• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. This is the best method of prevention. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home as much as possible, especially when feeling sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• Note that during the closure, Educare DC’s facility will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
If I have Symptoms, What Should I Do?
• The symptoms that are currently being seen with COVID-19 are fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath.
• Stay home until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours and without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications.
• Seek medical attention if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to coronavirus or influenza. Call your healthcare provider before visiting a healthcare facility.
For additional health information visit: coronavirus.dc.gov