• Staying Healthy at The Children’s Playhouse

     

    Your health is ALWAYS important to us! Like you, The Children’s Playhouse is monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  and will follow recommendations of the CDC and the local health department. We also want everyone to know, however, all the ways we try to protect the health of our community every day. 

    The Children’s Playhouse operates daily to a higher cleaning standard than most public places and we have always taken the following precautions to protect the health and safety of all of our visitors, volunteers, and staff members. 

    Daily Playhouse Procedures to Stop the Spread of Germs

    1. Everyone is asked to wash hands with soap upon entry. Clean towels are provided for drying hands.
    2. Additionally, hand sanitizer and tissues are provided in every room for use after coughing or sneezing.
    3. Receptacles are provided in every play area for mouthed or dirtied toys and loose parts.
    4. ALL play props and toys (including the ball pit) are sanitized on a regular frequent schedule using either diluted bleach solution, sanitizing wipes, or machine washing depending on the material. Select high use props such as baby toys are sanitized daily.
    5. Playhouse staff clean high touch surfaces such as door knobs and table edges throughout the day using hospital grade sanitizing wipes.
    6. Bathrooms are cleaned daily and checked throughout the day.

    We Need Your Help!

    We regularly train our staff and volunteers to maintain these high standards but we also depend on the help and cooperation of our visitors. 

    1. Please help the Playhouse community stay safe for all by staying home if you or your child are sick, particularly if you or they have had cold or cough symptoms with fever, diarrhea, or vomiting in the last 24 hours.
    2. Please use the receptacles for mouthed toys.
    3. Please teach your child proper handwashing technique.
    4. Please teach your child to cough and sneeze into their elbow or a tissue. Whenever practical after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose, it is best to then wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
    5. Please respect the Playhouse food policy (see below).

    Playhouse Food Policy

    With the exception of food provided during programs such as Kids Can Cook, food is not allowed in the inside play areas. In warmer weather, families may use the picnic area in the lower playground. Due to the severity of the allergy, Peanuts and Tree Nuts are Not Allowed Anywhere (meaning both outside and inside) on The Playhouse building and grounds, including during private birthday parties. Admission to The Children’s Playhouse is good for a whole day and families are welcome to come back after leaving for lunch.

    The Center for Disease Control recommends the following preventative measures to stop the spread of germs:

    –Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

    –While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

    –If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

    –Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.

    Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    –Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.

    –Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.

     Additional resources can be found here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

     

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