Children's Ministry Wellness Policy

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all of our children and volunteers, we ask parents to refrain from bringing children to nursery or classes if they exhibit any of the symptoms below. The same applies to volunteers and staff scheduled to serve with the children. If a child develops any of these symptoms while in our care, a parent will be contacted to pick up the child.

  • suspected illness or child is feeling unwell
  • fever, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • runny nose not clear in color (or excessive discharge of any color)
  • cough, sore throat (including strep, croup)
  • contagious infection or rash (“pink-eye”, impetigo, etc.)
  • head lice (should be free of nits)
  • symptoms of communicable childhood diseases (chicken pox, mumps, measles, etc.)
  • use of antibiotics for 24 hours or less

Why keep your child home?

The main reasons to keep your child home are that an illness can:

  • prevent the child from participating comfortably in activities
  • make them need more care than our volunteers can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children
  • pose a risk of spreading sickness to other children and families in our church