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
Gov. Inslee 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 who test positive for COVID-19 must be free of any COVID-19 related
symptoms (ie. 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, etc.) for at least 14 days in order to be
assigned to work and are encouraged to stay home.
● In the event that one of our Nannies becomes ill, they must present a negative
COVID-19 test and a doctor’s note stating that they are fully recovered and no
● Nannies who test negative for COVID-19 can return to work after meeting the
○ Submit the current negative test result to OCN.
○ Be symptom free for a full three days.
○ Every member in the Nanny’s household has also been symptom free for a
full three days.
● 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.
Updated July 28th, 2021
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 14
2 .Has any member of your household been in contact with anyone who’s
received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 14 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 cancelation 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
● 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.