MCH Covid-19 Letter

January 12th 2021

Dear Parents,

You are receiving this letter because a child in your child’s classroom at MCH Early Head Start has tested positive January 6th, 2021 for the COVID-19 virus. Out of an abundance of caution, we want to let you know.

Anytime we have a positive case, we immediately consult with UAMS Infection Control, the Arkansas Department of Health and the School Hotline.

We believe that your child is at risk of exposure, we recommend that you monitor your child’s health. If any symptoms develop (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, alteration in sense of smell or taste) please call the Arkansas Children’s Triage line at 1-800-743-3616.

The wellbeing of your child/children is our main focus. Your child will need to quarantine for fourteen days per UAMS protocol. Your child may return to school on Thursday January 21st, 2021 as long as no symptoms. The classroom will be deep cleaned and disinfected during closure so it is ready for children and staff to return.

As we have done since the first day of returning to class in September, we will continue to take every precaution. We will continue to screen all children and employees as they enter the school, check temperatures and encourage hand hygiene, sanitizing and mask usage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 501-570-5000.

Sincerely,

Tyra Larkin

Program Director