REOPENING PROTOCOLS

All protocols have been adapted from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Interim Guidance on nc.gov and cdc.gov website

  • Each of our Salem Kids classrooms will be capped to a limited number to maintain distance and to decrease volunteer to child ratios for close monitoring. Nursery-4, Cruisers-5 Toddlers-7 PreK-7, K-5-30. 
  • Each week registration will open on Monday for the coming Sunday. 
  • Salem Kids will have a separate entrance and exit at the side door so that the children will not have to go through the lobby.  

  • There will be Salem Kid stickers on the floor to denote 6 ft spacing throughout Salem Kids areas.  
  • All volunteers prior to serving in Salem Kids will have temperatures checked.

  • We ask that if you or your child show any symptoms of COVID/infectious disease or have had a fever in the last 72 hours that you do not come to Salem Kids / Salem Chapel.

  • All children will have temperatures checked at check-in. 
  • All volunteers will wear a mask or face shield. 
  • All children in K-5 will wear masks while in Salem Kids. Nursery-PreK children may wear masks, but it is not required. 
  • Sanitizing stations will be strategically placed at check in and varying Salem Kids areas. 
  • Nursery-PreK will be located in their normal Salem Kids classrooms. K-5 will be in the Community Room.

  • All classrooms have been organized and rearranged to maintain as much distance as possible and toys that are not able to be cleaned/wiped down easily have been removed. 

  • Any extra linen needed for class will be cleaned and sanitized. Once used it will be placed in a bin marked “dirty” and laundered prior to returning to class rotation.
     
  • Prior to Sunday all of Salem Kids will be cleaned and sanitized, including Salem Kids bathrooms. 

  • All volunteers are being asked to wash hands prior to entering the classroom and when leaving. 
  • Volunteers will be asked to remove shoes when they enter Nursery-Toddler classrooms. 
  • Signs will be placed strategically throughout Salem Kids and at check-in area to maintain six feet of distance. 
  • Designated spaces will be marked for the children in the classrooms to maintain as much distance as possible. 
  • A quick three question screening will be asked at check-in regarding COVID-19 symptoms for the child being checked in and the caregiver.
  • Check-in stations will be located prior to entering the community room for K-5 and at the bottom of the steps in the entrance to Salem Kids for Nursery-PreK. 

  • Limited entry will be given to the Salem Kids areas to limit exposure. For the nursery-PreK check-in a volunteer from the classroom of the child being checked in will come and get that child from their caregiver and take them to the classroom. For pick up, a volunteer will bring the child back to the caregiver at the check-in desk. The only exposure the children have is with the volunteers designated to their specific classroom.

  • For drop off/pick up we ask that only one family member is present to decrease the number of people in the Salem Kids areas.
  • Nursery-PreK classrooms will have a bin for volunteers to place toys that need cleaned after a child plays with them prior to going back into classroom rotation. 
  • Art supplies and activity supplies will be individualized. There will be no shared community art supplies or activities. 

  • Snacks will be provided in Cruisers, 2s, 3s, and PreK. All children will have their hands cleaned prior to and after snack time. Each child will be given pre-packaged individualized snacks. The snack that is being provided will be displayed at the check-in table. **Please notify check-in volunteers of any known allergies.
  • We will be limiting the sharing of toys as much as possible – when toys will be shared (Nursery-PreK) they will be wiped down throughout class time as needed.
  • Volunteers will wear gloves during the diaper change and will sanitize hands prior to and after all diaper changes.

  • If a child needs a bottle while in Salem Kids we ask that caregivers label all supplies and write any special instructions so that they can be kept with the bottle supplies. Volunteers will clean hands prior to and after giving a child a bottle.