UW-Whitewater announces reopening of Children’s Center for essential childcare

As published to the UW-Whitewater campus announcements page here today UW-Whitewater announced a reopening of the Children’s Center for essential childcare needs. The announcement listed below also details safety measures being taken by the center during this time of Covid-19.

Children’s Center safety measures

UW-Whitewater’s Children’s Center has once again opened to offer essential childcare. Using recommendations from the CDC and the Department of Children and Families to ensure the safety of the children and staff, childcare services began on Tuesday, May 26 for a limited number of children.

To provide a safe environment for families, children and staff, the Children’s Center is following several new safety measures:

  • Increased sanitizing and disinfecting protocols
  • Daily health screenings of both children and staff
  • Self-contained small groupings of children and staff (with no comingling or use of shared spaces)
  • Using assigned entrances, exits and traffic flow for all staff and children
  • Families drop off children at assigned checkpoints and wait outside for staff to escort their children to them when departing at the end of the day
  • Masks are to be worn by staff and families during arrival and departure times
  • Physical distancing when appropriate for young children
  • Teachers and children are spending time outside in the fresh air when possible. You may see them taking walks around campus. They will keep their distance from others they encounter during these times.

For those individuals who have access to and are entering the Roseman Building during this time, we ask that you please avoid entering the lower level (Children’s Center area) and use an entrance that is closest to your destination, so that you do not need to walk through the hallways on the lower level. The Children’s Center groups will only use their designated spaces and will not enter the other areas of Roseman.

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