Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What is Our Well-Child Policy?

With lots of illnesses going around, we want to remind our parents of our wellness guidelines for the young children in our weekend programming.  If your child has any of the following symptoms, please do not bring him or her to his small group:
  • Fever (child must be fever-free for 24 hours)
  • Vomitting or diarrhea
  • Runny nose with green or yellow mucous
  • Skin rash of any kind (particularly in the nursery)

We want to create a safe and secure environment, both to protect the children's well-being and to allow their parents to rest assured. But we also need to balance that with not wanting to create a culture of fear (a group of children's ministers once created a list of 80 safety procedures!). Kids do get sick and hurt, and with 700-800 children every weekend, we know that there will always be germs around. We need to take appropriate precautions, but we need to trust God with (and not fear) what we cannot control.

To see our full safety plan, see our website.  And let us know if you have any questions.

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