Health Corner

COVID-19 in Georgia

Great Beginnings is dedicated to keeping its families, faculty and staff safe during the pandemic. We are also committed to helping the community pull together during this difficult time. We are open and available for parents interested in preschool or camp.  We are following the CDC guidance. We are also escorting students to their rooms, reducing the parent traffic in the school. We have extra cleaning happening throughout the day and are washing students hands regularly. Teachers and camp counselors are wearing masks. Further, we have installed UV lights in all of our air conditioning systems to kill airborne viruses. 

 

For additional information from the Health Department, please see the following link:

https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-schools-childcare-facilities

Health Assessment/School Physicals:

As required by Georgia law, all students up to the age of nine must have on file a completed health assessment (physical) form. The assessment may be completed by a physician. Exemptions under this policy may be obtained by a written statement signed by one parent/guardian that the student is adherent of a religious denomination whose teachings are opposed to such assessments. 

Immunizations:

Immunization requirements and recommendations for the school year are based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and the consensus of the Governor’s Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization Workgroup.

Illness:

Students who are ill should never be sent to school. Students with temperatures at or above 100 degrees will be sent home. They must be fever free or symptom free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to class. 

Important Topics For Parents: 

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Adolescent and School Health