WS/FCS and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently released similar messages with information and resources concerning the Coronavirus (COVD-19). Consistent with those messages, it is important to emphasize that we are monitoring the situation closely, and we will continue to keep you informed regarding any changes to our policies. The general risk to Kids’ Café participants, staff and volunteers, remains low.
Symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are much like a cold or the flu, which results in more deaths every year than is currently widely discussed. The same procedures and precautions should be followed for responding to these viral threats.
Health officials encourage that the best protection is prevention and offer the following suggestions, and we encourage conformity among Kids’ Café participants, staff and volunteers.
- Follow your doctor’s orders: Stay at home and avoid public contact if you are told to do so.
- If you have a fever with cold/flu symptoms, refrain from Kids’ Café participation until you have been fever-free (without the aid of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, or cough or sneeze into your inner elbow.
- Keep your fingers out of your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Get a flu vaccination.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Precautionary measures are in place at Kids’ Café to ensure that hard surface areas such as tabletops, closet handles and laptops are routinely cleaned and disinfected.
Additional informational resources are available at:
The North Carolina Division of Public Health has established a call line at 1-866-462-3821 to address general questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the general public.