I cannot believe another five weeks have passed since my last post, and in that time many new guidelines and mandates for child care have been issued. I attended an excellent live webinar hosted by the Maine Parent Federation with Dr. Laura Blaisdell, a Pediatrician and Vice President of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on navigating the social distancing recommendations as they pertain to school and in-person learning as well as any updated research on how COVID 19 impacts children. Much of what Dr. Blaisdell shared is relevant to child care settings. This is the Facebook link to the recorded webinar:
The webinar recording should be available on the MPF website soon (http://mpf.org/index.html).
I am trying to stay abreast of any new child care and school guidelines from the Office of Child and Family Services and Department of Education so I can be prepared with any questions you may have from a health care perspective. Questions regarding these guidelines should be directed to your state licensing professional.
Stay safe and be well!