Below are frequently asked questions in response to COVID-19
- Each care provider is equipped with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.
- We ask that the care providers limit leaving their homes outside of working, exercise and grocery trips.
- We verify that prior to each shift the care providers don’t have a fever ( above 100.4°F) and/or noticeable cold like symptoms.
- We are no longer accepting any assignments where there are sick children or a sick person in the household.
- If the answer to any of the following questions id “YES”, for family or care provider, the recommendation we are seeing is to self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
- Are any members of your household exhibiting cold/flu-like symptoms or have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
- Has a member of your household tested positive for COVID-19?
- Has a member of your household been in close contact with a confirmed case within the past 14 days?
- Has a member of your household been directed by health authorities, school, or employer to self-quarantine?
- Has a member of your household traveled in the last 14 days?
- Is any member of your household (this includes roommates) sick?
We require that clients agree that they will not ask nannies/care providers to do any of the following activities while on jobs. These guidelines were put into place before the stay-at-home order came into effect.:
- No playdates
- No community playgrounds
- No indoor play-spaces, pools, trampoline parks, etc.
- Continue frequent and thorough hand washing
We also ask that families make hand hygiene supplies readily available in their homes and clearly communicate where disinfectant products are stored so that caregivers can ensure surfaces are being cleaned frequently.
Yes. While the stay-at-home order is in effect in Maryland, DC, and VA, nannies fall under the category of “residential service” which is considered essential.
While nannies and babysitters are permitted to travel from one house to another and from one jurisdiction to another, the health and safety of our community is our priority. The decision to work is up to each care provider.
For more information, visit https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04.pdf
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Stay home when you are sick and encourage your employee to do the same;
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Sneeze into your elbow or shoulder if a tissue is not available. Then, wash your hands!
- Open windows, weather permitting, to increase air circulation;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The CDC has provided excellent content on how to protect yourself and what to do in the event you or a family member gets sick.
Please visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html