COVID-19 UPDATES

July, 7th 2020 9AM Update:

COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL

As required by the State of California and Santa Clara County:

The safety of our team, caregivers and families are of primary importance. Please ensure you are doing your part to help maintain the necessary protocols for the safety of you and those around you. Together we will support each other and get through this. If you have any concerns, questions or need further training on safety guidelines let us know immediately.

 

June, 8th 2020 9AM Update:

For the safety of our caregivers and families we are offering the most up-to-date health guidelines to ensure effective in-home childcare. We strongly recommend that all parties adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Wash hands regularly, with soap, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Take daily temperature checks as part of a job requirement. This applies to all parties involved.
  • Maintain effective face coverings/face mask, both where required and where appropriate.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • If you, or anyone you have been in contact with, exhibit cold/flu symptoms immediately notify your employer/employee and follow County protocols until it is safe to return to work.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitized home with daily sanitation of all counter tops, eating areas and door handles.

Please note, these are simply recommended guidelines. Any order from the State/County supersede these recommendations. We strongly encourage you to maintain open and honest communication at all times.

Please click here for the most current Santa Clara County guidelines.

Please click here for the most current California State guidelines.

Please click here for the most current CDC guidelines

 

May, 23rd 2020 9AM Update:

Per current County guidelines, Bay Area Sitters is now able to provide all forms of in-home child care including; backup care, babysitting and permanent nanny placements.

Please note that our agency requires all families and caregivers to adhere to the strictest health and safety guidelines. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

For the most up-to-date guidelines, please visit the public health order here.

 

May, 1st 2020 9AM Update:

Bay Area Sitters continues to observe the Executive Order and State and County guidelines.

At this time, we are able to assist with childcare providers for essential employees only.

In addition we are requiring the following precautions and protocols from all caregivers and families:

  • Any caregivers who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (coughing, fever, shortness of breath) must wait a full 14 days before returning to work.They must be fever free for at least 3 full days without medication.
  • Any Bay Area Sitters employee who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 must also provide a medical release to come back to work from their Doctor.
  • Caregivers must maintain the strictest health and safety standards including but not limited to washing hands (for at least 20 seconds) immediately upon entering a home, mainting social distance and wearing a protective face mask when in public.
  • Caregivers are to restrict child care activity to the home and back yard. Outdoor activity is only permitted as stated by the County.
  • For the safety and well being of caregivers and children, all guidelines set forth by the County and CDC must be adhered to at all times.
  • For the continued safety of our community and out of an abundance of caution, caregivers will currently not be permitted to care for sick children or in a home with a sick family member present.

We are touched by the outpouring of support and love from our incredible community. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented and difficult time.

Our gratitude and heartfelt thanks goes out to the families of essential employees and of course our heroic caregivers that dedicate themselves to making sure children are safe and cared for even during these difficult times.

Stay safe.

Your friends at Bay Area Sitters.

 

March, 19 2020 9AM Update:

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, effective immediately, Bay Area Sitters caregivers are allowed to assist with back up care requests that directly fall under the restriction guidelines. This means that our caregivers are only allowed to help families who are working for businesses/services that fall directly under the essentials category.

We understand that patience, empathy and exceptional teamwork are necessary for success during these unprecedented times and we look forward to our continued partnership.
I would also like to take this time to thank our incredible team, caregivers, and backup care partners who are working diligently and around the clock to help our community members on the front-line. Our hearts and thoughts are with those directly impacted by the virus.
Gratefully,
Syma and the Bay Area Sitters Team