Program Update in Response to Pandemic
In light the Covid19 pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to inform you about what that means for TimberNook of Greater Burlington programs. We have been following CDC and Vermont Health closely for updates for recommended actions to take to limit the exposure and spread of this sickness.
We will be following the Governor's directives for businesses such as ours. For our drop-off programs, we will follow the Governor's directives and VT guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education Programs (as this is the closest model/scale to our outdoor drop-off programs). We will continue to update you on any changes to our programs.
March 18: Currently, all of drop-off children's programs and parent-child playgroups are suspended. We will be making decisions in May regarding summer programs.
April 20: Phase 1 of the Governor's directive to re-open the state includes outdoor businesses such as ours! We will be opening the woods for individual, private family sessions as a means for families to get out into nature, move their bodies and exercise their creativity. You can find more information HERE.
As an outdoor program, we have the benefit of space and fresh air to aid in our quest to limit transmission of sickness. With 5+ acres of woods in South Burlington, and 3+ acres in Hinesburg, participants have ample space and air circulation. To increase opportunity for hand washing/sanitizing, we have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer easily accessible. Participants will be requested to wash hands upon arrival and we will have an outdoor water station so that participants and staff can wash hands more frequently while in the woods.
In addition, the Department of Health recommends the following:
- Limit contact with non-household members by staying closer to home, avoiding large groups and maintaining social distance of at least 6 feet.
- Use a cloth mask that covers mouth and nose when you will be around others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick or someone in your household is sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (or elbow), then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Handle food carefully and limit food sharing.
- If individuals have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should stay home away from others until 72 hours after the fever is gone and symptoms get better.
- If an individual believes they have had close contact to someone with COVID-19 but are not currently sick, they should monitor their health for fever, cough, and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. They should not go to work, child care, or school and should avoid public places for 14 days.
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Wonder Roots LLC
TimberNook of Greater Burlington