Returning to Daycare/School and Testing Information

Guidelines to consider for return to daycare/school:Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that day care centers check the temperatures of children and staff daily, reduce class sizes and follow cleaning guidelines issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Each family also needs to assess their own risk when deciding whether or not to send children back to day care, experts say. Initial data from the U.S. suggests that only 1.7% of positive COVID-19 cases are children, but the number of asymptomatic infections in children is unknown, according to JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association (AMA). When deciding on a return to day care, parents should weigh the rate of transmission of coronavirus in their community, what new safety steps the day care is taking and whether their child or anyone in their household is at high risk for coronavirus complications due to underlying conditions, according to experts.

After Hours requests for COVID-testing: As society opens back up and activity gets back to normal we realize that there may be more requests from camps, travel and schools to have COVID testing done for your children.  CMC is happy to help with those requests and can order testing to be done when necessary.  Please contact the office during our normal business hours so that the triage nurses can collect the information needed and we can get the correct testing ordered – we are unable to accommodate requests for testing during after hours/weekends.   Please note that if this testing is for a patient with COVID-like symptoms this may include an office or telehealth visit.”