KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Early Sunday Evening, Kent County Health Officer Dr. Adam London signed a Public Health Order that says in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, any individual providing childcare services for compensation is required to develop and implement a daily screening program for all staff, children, parents entering the facility, and other visitors entering the facility.
According to 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
b. procedures must be in place to take the temperature of all covered individuals.
Individuals demonstrating fever or fever-like symptoms 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. Once seven days have passed since the onset of severe coughing and/or breathing difficulties, and symptoms have improved, they are eligible for re-entry into the facility.
As part of the order, all non-essential visitors are restricted from entering a childcare facility.
This Order shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice.
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