If you are choosing to vaccinate your child, please upload a copy of their vaccine card to the app once they have completed it and then send us a message to let us know to look for it. Fully vaccinated quarantine rules are different than unvaccinated and this will help us if there is an exposure. If you have any questions, please let us know. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children/6-things-to-know.html
We are required to follow CDC guidelines for exposures, there is a quarantine calculator on the CDC website that we use to determine when a child and or staff member may return to care. It will also tell you when to test and how long a mask is required. If your child is unable to mask for any reason they will be required to remain out for the full quarantine. A negative test result is required to return please unload the results to the PROCARE app. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html#
Hello Parents and Caregivers, The day that we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Effective 04/19/22, Imagination Station will no longer require staff, children or parents to wear masks. We are also doing away with morning temperature checks. Of course, this comes with some restrictions. 1. We may, depending on the number of cases citywide, ask for masks to be worn in certain areas. 2. We will be absolutely welcoming and understanding for those who continue to wear masks. Mask “bullying” will not be tolerated. We will be keeping an area for the kids’ mask storage and will have masks on hand for those that request one. 3. We may be doing random temperature checks during the day, especially for infants, just to make sure that everyone is healthy and fever free. 4. Parents will still be required to stay in the entrance areas during pickup and dropoff. We will be maintaining social distancing as best we can for a little while longer. 5. If your child is not feeling well, please know we will be extremely cautious about keeping them in care. Any sign of unexplained illness may be cause to deny care and require a doctor’s note before they can return to our facility. It has been very difficult to balance masking requirements versus the safety of the kids. Healthy adults with the ability to “bounce back” from illness, sometimes forget that infants and toddlers have lungs that are still developing. Children with asthma have enough difficulties without getting Covid. Until you’ve actually seen an infant or toddler who has Covid and is struggling to breathe and feeling miserable, with no way to communicate just how awful they feel, you cannot fully appreciate how over protective we felt we needed to be. We thank you for your patience during this masking period. We know it was inconvenient at times and certainly uncomfortable. We are hoping the worst of this pandemic is over and we look forward to returning to normal operations and welcoming all parents fully into our building and eventually the classrooms. Do your part, stay healthy and remember to wash your hands often!
The above policies may return to the below policies at any time without notice due to case counts and muni requirements.
If your child has been absent from care a week or longer due to hunker down or you are a new client we will have a pre-screening form as well as a temperature check prior to care. Please stop by the main IMS office before you enter any other parts of the facility.
Please adhere to the following steps to keep us all as safe as possible!
Please do not bring the following items in to the centers:
Other center precautions and policy
Direct contact and quarantine:
Covid-19 symptoms of exclusion
THESE POLICIES, PRECAUTIONS & PROCEDURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO MUNICIPAL AND STATE GUIDELINES & SUGGESTIONS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT OUR MAIN OFFICE AT 563-8290.
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