Inclement Weather and Sick Policies

Inclement Weather Policy

We operate in all weather conditions. We rarely close due to weather; however, if there are extreme and/or unsafe weather conditions, such as blizzards, active thunderstorms, high winds, or extreme cold, we may need to close. Current members will be notified in a timely fashion if a closure is necessary.

Sick Policy

You and your child(ren) may safely attend co-op if you/they:

  • Have LINGERING and mild cold/flu symptoms (without fever) after recovering from said cold/flu.  
  • Have been fever-free for 72 hours WITHOUT medication. It’s very important to wait at least 12 hours after the last dose of medication (i.e. Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.) before checking the temperature. It is also important to wait most of a day to be sure the fever is gone; many times a person’s temperature goes down in the morning but rises again in the afternoon.
  • Have a stomach ache but do not have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. (It is often challenging in the rush of the morning to know if a stomach ache is going to develop into something more serious. In general, it is okay to attend co-op with a stomach ache unless you or your child(ren) are unable to eat and this is something out-of-the-ordinary.

You and your child(ren) should NOT attend co-op if you/they:

  • Have a fever of more than 99 degrees. It is important to use a thermometer to measure a fever.  Touching a forehead isn’t an accurate way to measure body temperature.  
  • Have vomited two or more times. A single episode of vomiting can be caused by a variety of non-illness related issues. However, vomiting two or more times is a sign of a contagious condition.
  • Have diarrhea. It can be difficult to know when diarrhea is more than a loose bowel movement. Two or more episodes of watery stools, particularly if accompanied with nausea, a fever, or other signs of illness, is a sign of a contagious illness.  
  • Have RECENT ONSET cold/flu/COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever, chills, runny nose, cough, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, malaise, fatigue, or headache.   
  • Have had a known exposure to ANY illness.   For example, if you went over a friend’s house yesterday and today those friends are all vomiting because of a stomach bug that is going around, it is very possible you will be vomiting tomorrow and spreading germs unknowingly today.  Furthermore, if any member of your or your child(ren)’s household is ill, it is highly likely that you or your child(ren) will catch the same illness.  We ask you to stay home even if only one person in your household is ill. 
  • Have a known or potential COVID-19 exposure.  If you, your child(ren), or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you stay home for at least 14 days following said exposure.