coronavirus and covid-19 resources
As you have, we at Nanny Posse have been following the developing events connected with the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. Today many of our local schools are shutting down in order to help minimize the spread of this virus.
We have come to the difficult decision that it is in the best interest of both our families and caregivers, to postpone the launch of our on-demand babysitting platform.
While our babysitting launch is on hold, we recognize there is still a need for reliable childcare. We will be severely discounting our short term nanny placement fee. This will be a one time fee that would give you access to a reliable caregiver for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we are a referral agency, we cannot tell you how to handle sick leave or the possibility of lost wages in the event of quarantine. However, we do strongly suggest that this possibility is discussed and an agreement is written out before hire to make sure both the family and caregiver are on the same page.
We also strongly suggest that you limit the number of outside care providers in your home during this time. If you or any other person in your home exhibits signs of COVID-19, we reserve the right to forgo placement until the recommended quarantine period, as outlined by the CDC, as passed.
In addition, we have assembled helpful resources with links to valuable websites for various topics concerning COVID-19. If you have specific concerns or would like advice on employing or working as a nanny during this time, please reach out to us directly via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communicating with Children Regarding COVID-19
Recommended Health and Safety Guidelines
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after they blow their nose. Help young children do the same.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue (or securely in the crook of the arm), then throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
- Do not share drinks or food with anyone.
Hiring a Temporary Child Caregiver During the COVID-19 Outbreak
If you are hiring a temporary child-caregiver during the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak, discuss cancellation policies before creating a work agreement. Make sure that this cancellation policy addresses what is to happen if either party exhibits symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. This agreement must be formulated and agreed upon by both parties in advance.
If either party does exhibit symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that both the family and caregiver observe recommended quarantine procedures before welcoming another caregiver into the home or seeking a new job. Nanny Posse reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not adhere to proper health and safety precautions as outlined by the CDC and other national health organizations.