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COUNTY KENT HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Kent County Health Officer Issues Public Health Order for Childcare Facilities

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By Press release submission | Mar 24, 2020


County Kent Health Department issued the following announcement on March 22.

Kent County Health Officer Dr. Adam London signed a Public Health Order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As required by this Order, any individual providing childcare services for compensation shall develop and implement a daily screening program for all staff, children, parents entering the facility, and other visitors entering the facility. For the purposes of this Order, the screening criteria must include the following: a. symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, severe cough and/or shortness of breath unrelated to a chronic condition, and; b. procedures must be in place to take the temperature of all covered individuals. Persons demonstrating fever will not be allowed to enter or return into a childcare facility until they have been fever-free for 72 hours without the use of fever‐reducing medications, seven days have passed since the onset of severe coughing and/or breathing difficulties, and symptoms have improved. Also, all non-essential visitors are restricted from entering a childcare facility.

Original source can be found here.

Source: County Kent Health Department

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