Emergency Response




In order to ensure the safety of all the children who attend OUAT, we have developed and added a comprehensive Three-Phased Emergency Response to COVID-19 to our Risk Management Plan. A plan is posted in each room in the center.


All Individuals: Close Contact 

If a staff person, child, or parent/caregiver has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should self-quarantine, meaning that they should stay at home and watch for symptoms for 14 days. • Start the 14-day count from the day you last had contact with the diagnosed person. Day 0 is the day you were last in contact with the person. • Watch for fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and milder symptoms of COVID-19, including headache, muscle aches, nasal congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, and loss of taste or smell. 


CDC recommend you don’t leave home except to get medical care. • Call ahead before visiting a health care provider or emergency department. • If possible, stay in a specific room in your home and use a separate bathroom. • Stay at least six feet away from others in your home at all times. Don’t share household items.


*** Close contact means: being within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes or having direct physical contact with a person with COVID-19 (e.g. shaking hands). Close contact does not mean: walking by or briefly being in the same room as someone with COVID-19. People with COVID-19 may be infectious for 48 hours before symptom onset.  ***


Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or awaiting test-results should self-isolate until: 

1. It’s been three full days of no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication, and 2. Other symptoms have improved, and

3. At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared


Notify IDPH, CDC, local Licensing Office NAC, Insurance Company immediately upon being informed of exposure to COVID-19 by telephone and follow-up in writing to the local Licensing Office. 



Center/Staff - all staff will receive communication phone call/text/messenger.  Parents will receive communication phone call.