COVID19 is challenging for all of us and information continues to change.

At K-Prep, we want to keep you informed of the latest guidance we receive from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Department of Human Services (DHS). If you have specific questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us! 


Exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of the individual who tests positive for COVID-19 for a period of 15 minutes or more.  It also means coming into direct contact with droplets from a COVID-19 positive individual.

Signs of a COVID-like illness are defined as a one single symptom (new/persistent cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, new loss of taste/smell) or two combined symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, chills muscle pain, headache, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestions/runny nose)

Outbreak is defined as a single positive COVID-19 case

Face Covering- is defined as a covering of the nose and mouth that is secured to the head and includes a plastic shield that covers the nose and mouth.

Face Covering and Travel Updates - 11/17/2020

Face Coverings Required -  Order by DOH and FAQ

Every individual, age two and older, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall wear a face covering when:
           - Indoors or in an enclosed space, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance.
           - Outdoors with others who are not members of a person’s household and unable to maintain sustained physical distance.

Mask Exception - Any child who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition, or disability, and children who would be unable to remove a face covering without assistance, are not required to wear face coverings.

Travel - FAQ

Travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Pennsylvania.

Updated as of 12/7/2020

What IF.....?

Positive test for student / staff
It is likely that at some point there will be a positive test result for a student or staff member Everyone will be notified immediately and we will close down the affected areas for 24 hours of cleaning. The individuals - students & staff - affected by the positive result will be recommended to quarantine for 14 days from exposure as per health department recommendations. 

Tuition / Schedule changes
Any short-term covid-closure is considered emergency and tuition is still charged. However, families directly affected by a longer, 14-day closure will not be charged. If you are not directly affected, but choose to temporarily alter your schedule, tuition and additional day charges may still apply.


My child has a cold / fever / allergies
Children in childcare get sick. If in the morning health screening or throughout the day, your child is sent home or can not be admitted due to fever or other symptoms of COVID19, they can only return after a note from the doctor. It does not need to be a COVID test, it can be a note saying they are being treated for ear infection, or other non-communicable disease. Please review the sick policy for more details.


My child has been exposed to someone with COVID19

Your child should quarantine for 14 days based on CDC guidance. Please notify the center of possible exposure so that the classroom can be thoroughly cleaned and procedures followed.


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