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updated September 2022

Policies & Procedures

  • Mask requirements are subject to revision by notice from the Board of Directors, based on Asbury’s COVID-19 Policy. Asbury will follow the CDC Community Guidelines for wearing masks. When levels in Delaware County are low or medium, masks may be worn at each family’s discretion. When levels in Delaware County are high, Asbury UMC - and DCP, as its tenant - will require masks. Additionally, anyone having recently been exposed to COVID-19 must wear a mask; more guidance here:

  • All families, staff, and volunteers are required to confirm they are symptom-free at check-in.

  • Classroom volunteers must arrive by 9:00 AM for Preschool and by 9:15 AM for Toddler Time.

  • DCP doors will be locked once all students are inside, promptly at 9:30 AM. If you arrive after the doors are locked, you can call the DCP office, and a staff member will meet you.

  • Windows will be opened and air purifiers running to help ventilate the classrooms.

  • Handwashing and/or hand sanitizing will be required upon entrance into the classroom, before and after snack/lunch, and periodically throughout the class period.

  • Students wearing masks will be supported by staff and volunteers, and breaks will be provided upon request.

  • Classroom volunteers are responsible for completing a daily cleaning checklist.

  • Each Friday is a deep cleaning day, undertaken by the DCP cleaning committee. 

  • Any cases of communicable illness within the DCP community will be immediately communicated to both our members and the Delaware County Health Department. All Health Department protocols and directions will be strictly followed. Any student showing symptoms while at DCP will be isolated, and a caregiver will be contacted for pick up.

Communicable Illness Symptom Checklist

You will be asked to sign off on the following checklist at drop-off each morning. Please do not bring your child to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms. Please stay home and contact your healthcare provider.

  • Temperature of 100.4 Degrees Fahrenheit or higher   

  • Chills 

  • New uncontrolled cough (for children with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • New onset severe headache

  • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Nausea or vomiting 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest 

  • New confusion  

  • Inability to wake or stay awake 

  • Bluish lips or face 

  • Have you or your child been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?


If your child exhibits a few mild symptoms (congestion, sore throat, mild headache, etc.) but no others, please assess for overall health and consider a rapid test and/or mask before coming to school.

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