AWESOME RESPITE CHILDCARE SERVICES, LLC

COVID-19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Overview

Awesome Respite Childcare Services, LLC encourages children, parents, and staff to take everyday preventive measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. These actions include staying home when sick; appropriately covering coughs and sneezes; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and washing hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty. Remember to supervise young children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent swallowing alcohol.

Awesome Respite Disclaimer

Awesome Respite Respite Childcare Services, LLC does not assume any responsibility for medical expenses resulting from any children, family, or staff members who contract COVID-19. Awesome Respite is not responsible for any contiguous disease or illness suffered by a parent, child, or staff member while receiving our respite care services.

Family’s Responsibility for Providing Cloth Face Coverings

Parents should provide cloth face coverings for their own child/children. Parents should provide a sufficient supply of clean/unused cloth face coverings for their child each day to allow replacing the covering as needed and have a plan for routine cleaning of cloth face coverings. The number of cloth face coverings needed for each child will vary by child and by day. If a child does not have an adequate supply of cloth face coverings on a particular day, the child may remain in care but the program should inform the parent that additional face coverings are needed.

Changes to our Respite Care Services

Due to the nature of children that we provide respite care services to, Awesome Respite is not comfortable requiring the children we serve to wear masks while receiving respite care from us. However, we would like to strongly advise that members of the household wear a mask when and if possible. 

  • Travel respite care services have been temporarily suspended. We will provide an update when this changes.

  • Overnight respite care is not guaranteed and will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

  • Respite Care Techs (RCT’s) can deny or refuse to provide transportation to children if they deem it necessary due to health-related risks due to COVID-19. 

  • Families will meet with new RCT’s via Google Meet prior to the staff providing respite.

  • All staff are required to wear masks while providing respite care.

  • Staff needs to have access to a working sink at all times during respite care.

  • Staff are required to wash their hands upon arrival to provide respite care and are encouraged to wash their hands throughout their shift.

  • Overnight respite care request will be addressed on a case by case basis. 

  • Staff will receive hand sanitizer and are encouraged to use it throughout their shifts.

  • It is the full responsibility or the family and the staff to map out a plan for in-home and community respite care. We encourage each family and staff to take the necessary care for their health and work within their comfort zone.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy changes reach out to Aaron, Directions of Operation via email at aballard@awesomerespite.com.

Awesome Respite Childcare Services, LLC 

www.awesomerespite.com

11831 Scaggsville Road

P.O.  Box 314

Fulton, Maryland 20759

awesome.respite@gmail.com

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