March 2021 Update: Bye, Bye, Masks?

March 2021 Update: Bye, Bye, Masks?

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Ladybug Child Care Center

Picture of a mask used for COVID protection.

About a year ago, businesses started closing their doors and organizations began implementing new procedures in reaction to COVID-19. Since then, it’s been a year filled with learning about masks, handwashing, viral loads, vaccinations, and social distancing among other things.

*Sigh*, it’s been a long 12 months. As Mr. Stephen joked, “How I miss the days when we worried about things like head lice.” Don’t get us wrong, head lice are still really gross! They just haven’t been our biggest concern in a long time.

But Things Are Looking Up!

We’re excited to report that all our employees who chose to receive the COVID vaccine have achieved their “COVID immunity”. Because of this, we’ve started rolling back our masking policy for our immunized staff.

When staff is working within their home classroom, they’ll be able to do it without a mask! This is a big deal. Little ones learn best when they can observe the adults in their world, and we’re excited to meet this important part of their development again.

While we’re making big steps forward, it’s important to mention that we’re still taking COVID very seriously. Staff will continue to wear masks when they’re:

  • Not in their home classroom
  • Working in common areas
  • Not vaccinated

In addition, please note that kids in the AdventureCentre program will still be required to wear their masks at Ladybug until school is out.

What About Parents?

We’re looking forward to the day when we can welcome parents back into our lobbies. Unfortunately, we can’t commit to it just yet. We’re monitoring the local COVID numbers through Scott County and Carver County Public Health and will make that decision when the numbers decline (hopefully soon).

Some Quick Notes on Travel Season

As travel increases during Spring, the CDC and MDH recommend people take a quarantine period upon returning home. While we understand the benefit of this, we’re not demanding our Ladybug families follow this procedure.

Instead, we ask that anyone who takes a vacation away from their home monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID. Basically, please stay home if you or your child feel ill.

If your family is planning on traveling within the next month or two, please reach out to your site managers for guidance on what to expect as you return to Ladybug.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to reach out to one of your managers, or Stephen Kraus can be reached at skraus@ladybugcc.com. Thank you for being a part of the Ladybug family!

About Ladybug Child Care Center In Chaska, Shakopee & Waconia

Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions you can make during your child’s early years. It can be a challenging process filled with difficult questions and feelings.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, we understand how hard this decision can be — but we also know how rewarding the right childcare choice can be for both parents and their child.

Everything we do at Ladybug is designed with your child in mind, from our individualized and nurturing infant program to our caring and stimulating toddler and preschool curricula. We also offer programs for our school-aged children through our AdventureCentre

Ladybug is all about meeting the individual needs of your child. When we meet the individual needs of your little bug, we are meeting your needs as a parent.

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