April 21st Update: Per Governor Baker’s latest direction, we will be closed until Monday, June 29th.
March 25th Update: Per Governor Baker’s direction, we will be closed until Monday, May 4th.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
I am writing to you today with information and guidance regarding the new coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, first identified in late December 2019.
Risk to Massachusetts residents remains low according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The populations most at risk are the elderly and those with existing medical conditions. Children are considered low risk.
However, we are still preparing and planning for impact from the COVID-19 virus. I am in close communication with the Department of Early Education and Care as new information becomes available.
As you may be aware, COVID-19 is spread through close person-to person contact. As a result, we ask that you please notify us if any member of your household has recently traveled to a Level-3 country (the list can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html) or experienced any other potential exposure risk.
I am working with staff to ensure that they are following the same guidelines. We always emphasizing good handwashing routines with our children. Additionally, we always work diligently to fully clean and sanitize our classrooms on a regular basis.
Our program will be closed for the next two weeks, as the Greenfield Public Schools will be closed. We have received guidance from EEC that we need to temporarily close. If we need to take further action, we will reach out as soon as possible.
You can find more information about how to best protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 on the Department of Public Health’s website: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.
We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.