Wilmington Montessori School COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
Last Update: March 31, 2022
This policy has been established based on guidance from the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL), the CDC and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). Families will be informed as guidelines and restrictions change. This policy will also be updated, with the date of the latest update noted above.
Please also see our FAQ for additional information.
The purpose of sharing this information is to communicate Wilmington Montessori School’s plan to help ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and families. There is an inherent risk that viruses will spread among students and staff, including but not limited to COVID-19. While WMS cannot eliminate this risk, we have adopted policies to help reduce the risk.
Cleaning and sanitization procedures have always played an important part in keeping our community healthy, even prior to COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our staff has placed an even greater focus on this area. Before returning to returning to campus in June 2020, HVAC filters were replaced with MERV 13 filters. The facilities crew continues daily cleaning and disinfection procedures, and our entire staff has received training on the cleaning and disinfection of classroom surfaces and materials throughout the day.
We have adopted our cleaning and disinfection procedures from the information shared by OSHA, the CDC, the OCCL and the Delaware DPH. As best practices shift, so will our practice. Our staff is trained to follow the guidelines and will explain and model safety, physical distancing, handwashing and hygiene procedures to students in an age-appropriate manner. In order for this plan to be most effective, WMS staff and families with students attending WMS must comply with the plan outlined below and any future changes in this plan.
Contact Mariah Orr, school nurse, for more information.