COVID-19 and Sick Child Policies

We want to ensure that your children, families and our staff here at Lakeside are safe and healthy. Our policies help keep the center in operation and create a safe environment for your children to learn and grow. We follow Utah state protocol for COVID-19. 


Parents can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. 

  • Check their child for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before leaving home to take them to their childcare facility.
  • Take their child’s temperature every day before leaving home to take them to their child care facility. If their child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or higher, the child has a fever. If parents do not have a thermometer, they should check their child’s skin to see if it feels warm or is red, or ask if he or she has chills or is sweaty.
  • Keep their child home if he or she feels sick, has a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19, or is waiting for test results.
  • Contact their primary care physician if he or she has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Follow the isolation guidance from the health department if their child or anyone who lives in their home tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Follow the quarantine guidance if their child or anyone who lives in their home is exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Keep the child care facility informed of any health condition their child may have that puts him or her at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Wash their hands often or encourage them to wash their hands often.
  • Find a face mask that is made for children and make sure it fits properly.
  • Regularly clean their child’s face mask.
  • Wear a face mask if they aren’t fully vaccinated.
  • Make sure the rest of the family is wearing a face mask when they are around people they don’t live with.



COVID-19 Symptoms

Fever of chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

Lakeside Childcare's Sick Child Policy 

Keep your child home if they have any of the following symptoms

  • Fever of greater than 100°F especially with symptoms involving behavior changes that prevent a child from participating in classroom activities
  • Diarrhea that can’t be contained in a diaper, or bowel movement frequency of two or more above what is normal for the child
  • Vomiting with fever or vomiting more than two times in 24 hours

Teachers and children must be symptom-free for at least 24 hours without the assistance of fever reducing medicine to return to the childcare center. 

Please come up with a back-up plan for situations when your child does get sick and you can’t stay home with them. Before you enroll your child, get a trusted caregiver on your authorized pick-up list that can be contacted in emergency situations.