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If a family does not tell the center that their child has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus or that their child has had any of the symptoms of Covid-19 and still brought their child to the center, they will be terminated.


MCU will follow recommended travel guidelines by our state. Any child and/or

family that travels outside of Texas or travels by airplane or cruise ship will need to quarantine for a two-week period after returning from their travels before your child may return to care.

Once this recommendation is lifted by our state it may be extended if the state that you are

visiting has a hot spot or still has a recommended two-week quarantine period in place. Tuition is still required.

COVID-19 Policy

Your household must remain out of the program if any member of your household has, or has been in close contact with anyone who has:

(a)  A suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

(b)  Experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 72 hours

  •       Fever of 100.4 or higher

  •       Cough

  •       Sore Throat

  •       Muscle Aches

  •       Difficulty Breathing

  •       Loss of Taste or Smell

(c)  Traveled

  •       Internationally, or domestically,

  •       To any area which is the subject of travel restrictions under applicable state and local        guidance.

14 days after the last potential exposure, your household may return to the program provided the following criteria is met.

(a)  At least 10 days have passed since any household member first experienced symptoms

(b)  Symptoms have improved for any household member that experienced symptoms

(c)  The household has been fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least the last 72 hours

Please note, depending on the circumstances, we may require that you obtain medical clearance before a return to the program will be allowed.

*household members include individuals who may not live in the household but may be staying there or are otherwise present in the household on a regular basis and includes anyone with pick up or drop off privileges.

**close contact is defined by the CDC as (1) being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time and can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case, or (2) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case. Considerations when assessing close contact include the duration of exposure and the clinical symptoms of the person with COVID-19. For medical professionals, if contact occurs while wearing recommended PPE, that contact will NOT be considered close contact for the purposes of this policy.


If you, your child, or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 you must notify us IMMEDIATELY so that we can take the appropriate next steps.

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Marion Childcare University, we will notify all families within 24 hours. MCU will close temporarily for a minimum of 72 hours to properly disinfect and to monitor the center for symptoms. Please monitor your household during this time as well and notify us if anyone experiences any of the symptoms listed above.

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