Covid-19 Policy

On Call Nanny understands the seriousness of the current pandemic and is following the guidelines recommended by the CDC, the Washington State Dept of Health, and the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are taking the following measures to limit the exposure to our Nannies and our families. 

  • Nannies are strongly advised to refrain from large gatherings and are required to wear masks in public places, when they're unable to maintain a distance of 6' from others not in their immediate household, and indoors when there are more than their immediate household members present. 

 

SYMPTOMS (Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.) 

  • In the event that one of our Nannies becomes ill or symptomatic, they must present a negative COVID-19 test administered by a licensed facility.

        ○ If the COVID test results are negative, the nanny may return to work 
           after meeting the following requirements: 

 

           1. Submit the current negative COVID test result to OCN.

         

           2. Be symptom free for a full three days.

 

           3. Every member in the Nanny's household has also been symptom

        ○ If the the COVID test results are positive, the Nanny may return to work 
           after meeting the following requirements:

 

            1. Isolate for 10 days post symptom onset.

            2. Be symptom free for three days.

            3. Every member in the Nanny's household has also been symptom 
                free for a full three days.

            4. Provide a current negative COVID test result to OCN. 

EXPOSURES 


        ○ If a Nanny is exposed to an individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 but             is not symptomatic, the Nanny must quarantine for 5 days before testing. They             may return to work after receiving a negative Covid PCR test result. 

     ● Please note, OCN requires that Nannies who have not tested positive in the last          three months obtain a PCR COVID test administered by a licensed facility.                      Because PCR tests can detect COVID in a host for up to 90 days, even if no         

        longer contagious, OCN will accept a negative antigen test result only for             

        employees who have tested positive for COVID in the past three months. 

Updated February 2022

Additionally, On Call Nanny requires that our Nannies follow the following requirements to best care for our families. 


     ●Nannies will ask screening questions during their Introductory Call to each 
       family shortly after accepting an assignment and again on the day of care.

       Screening questions will include: 


          1. Has any member of your household had any COVID-19 related symptoms 
               (ie. cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, loss of smell, sore throat,       

               congestion, vomiting, fever, etc.), or a contagious illness in the last 10 
               days?


          2 . Has any member of your household been in contact with anyone who's 
               received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 10 days? 


          3. Has anyone in your home been advised or required to be quarantined due 
              to possible exposure to the coronavirus?

     ● Nannies will take their temperature on the morning of their assignment and ask           that the family do the same. (A fever of 100 degrees or greater, or if anyone is               feeling unwell, will result in a cancellation of care.) 


     ● Nannies will wear a face covering during the duration of the assignment to the            best of their ability and encourage family members to do the same to the best     

        of their ability. (We recognize that face coverings for children may be challenging          and Nannies will discuss the best practices with the parents so that children are          supported and nurtured to the best of their ability.)


     ● Nannies will frequently wash their hands and the hands of the children in their 
        care using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 


     ● Nannies will use family-provided cleaning materials to clean and sanitize used 
        surfaces frequently.


     ● When care is outdoors, Nannies will keep the children a distance of at least 6'              from anyone not in the family's household.

On Call Nanny understands that families are needing extra support right now. Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide care to families experiencing any contagious symptoms to protect our Nannies, their families, and our clients. 

Please know that we are monitoring pandemic guidelines closely and are adjusting our policies as new information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these challenging times. 

Please visit the link below for more information: COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know / CDC