From: Judy Brekke
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020
Subject: Face covering for Buddy Room
In response to Gov. Evers mandate for face coverings, the Backyard Buddy room will be required to wear a face covering starting on Monday, August 3rd. I know that the mandate calls for all children age 5 and up but I feel it would be too difficult to just enforce the 5 year old students to wear masks and the 4 year old students to be exempt. It is for that reason that I am asking you to prepare your child for wearing a mask inside. The exceptions will be for eating and napping (we will put up barrier mats and space them as far apart as the room allows). They do not need to wear them during outside time.
Below is a picture of some child size masks that will be available for purchase (a free will donation) on Monday. These are being made by a friend of our Center named Brittney – if you are interested in more information or other masks, reach out to us at HCCC. Thanks much for all your support to comply with this new state order.
From: Judy Brekke
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020
Subject: Face Coverings for Parents
Dear HCCC Families:
With the rising number of COVID cases that are occurring in St. Croix County, I feel like it is a needed action for us to start wearing a mask or face coverings. Beginning on Monday, July 20th I will be requiring all parents/family members to wear a face covering when dropping off and picking up their child or children unless it is while they are outside. In addition to face covering for you, we will once again be requesting that you take your child’s temperature before arriving to the Center to make sure that it is below 100 degrees and reinforcing proper hand washing procedures.
At the present time we are not requiring or requesting that children wear masks. I would ask that you talk to them before Monday about this change, and to let them know that their teachers will be wearing masks when inside the building. I am hoping that the number of cases will plateau shortly and we will be able to go back to our usual precautions but it is with an over abundance of caution that we add this new layer of safety.