Dear GiGi’s Families, Volunteers and Friends:
We want you all to stay healthy, and help us keep our GiGi Families, Friends, and Volunteers as healthy as possible as we face the flu season and COVID-19 also know as the coronavirus. While the risk of getting COVID-19 in the United States remains low, the GiGi’s Playhouse is taking precautions. As a part of our proactive effort to protect our entire GiGi’s Playhouse family we ask that If you or your child are sick, please stay home until you are well.
So what can we do?
Each of us can make the difference. This is called Non-pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI) – basically, all the things we should always do to stay healthy. Please refer to the quick guide below and most importantly
WASH YOUR HANDS!
A guide to covering your cough/sneeze safely:
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (singing Happy Birthday is a good recommendation and can encourage our young ones to comply).
Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, nose.
Cover sneezes/coughs with elbow, instead of hands.
Avoid hand shakes, fist bump or even safer, elbow bump
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay at home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Remember: participants and volunteers should not present to the Playhouse until they are fever-free without the use of medication for at least 24 hours.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like hand railings, light switches and doorknobs.
Have a plan for how you will decontaminate things coming into your home. The virus may live on surfaces for a prolonged period of time so wiping, washing, rinsing items entering your home will help.
The GiGi’s Playhouse organization will be enforcing the above recommendations at Playhouses across the nation and in Mexico to ensure the safety of our families, friends and volunteers.
Monitor the situation and stay informed. Click on the link below to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC and local health officials will keep us advised on any necessary next steps.