COVID-19 Operating Plans

Orfalea Family & ASI Children’s Center

The following operating plans and mitigation strategies for the Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center have been developed by the Director—Children’s Programs and will be in place for the 2022–23 academic year.


COVID-19 Guidance

The Children’s Center will continue to adhere to all guidance issued by the appropriate governing agencies. If there are different requirements between the most current CDPH, Community Care Licensing (CCL), Cal/OSHA, and local health department guidance or health orders, we are asked to follow the strictest requirements


Schedule & Occupancy

The Children’s Center will operate Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Occupancy will follow guidelines from the California Department of Education, Licensing, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), County Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Quarantine and Isolation for Children

It is important to the health and safety of the Children’s Center that families honestly report exposures and confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the Director—Children’s Programs or the Coordinator—Children’s Center Operations.

  • Classroom Exposures: Decisions about quarantine, after classroom exposure, will continue to be made in alignment with the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations for staff to return to work.
  • Other Exposures (including household): Length of quarantine for exposures outside of the Children’s Center will be dependent on taking a day three–five or later test and receiving negative test results. If no test is taken, quarantine must be a total of ten days (if no symptoms are present).
  • Positive Cases: Length of isolation for children will be dependent on taking a day five or later test and receiving negative test results. If no test is taken, isolation must be a total of 10 days if symptoms are resolving, and no fever is present.

For further guidance about isolation and quarantine, check in with program staff before returning to the Children’s Center.

Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Protocol

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protocol

  • Gloves will be worn when changing diapers and handling bodily fluids.
  • Well-fitting masks will be strongly recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status, for all staff and children ages two and older.
    • • Face coverings must be worn after exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Staff in infant and young toddler rooms will be encouraged to wear a mask or face shield when bottle feeding or rocking a child to sleep.
  • Staff will be asked to have a mask available at all times.
    • Face coverings will also be available to staff at the Children’s Center.


Air Quality

Air conditioning with fresh air and windows will be the primary source of cooling for the classrooms.



After operational hours, a full building cleaning and disinfecting will occur before the next day of operations.


Disinfecting Products

  • Toys and classroom materials will be disinfected with CDC-approved disinfectant.
  • All surfaces will be disinfected with CDC-approved disinfectant.
  • Cleaning solution used will be EPA, OSHA, and CDC-approved and safe for use around children.

During Operational Hours

The following materials and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day:

  • Food tables and chairs and serving counters in all classrooms after each meal.
  • Classroom tables, chairs, serving counters, sinks, floors, high-touch areas, and materials used by children.
  • Outdoor tables, chairs, serving counters, sinks, floors, high-touch areas, and materials used by children.

After Operational Hours

The following materials and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the next day of operations:

  • Adult and children’s bathrooms.
  • Common areas and high-touch areas.
  • Classroom tables, chairs, serving counters, sinks, floors, high-touch areas, and materials used by children.
  • Floors will be mopped and vacuumed.

Staff & Family Safety

Safety Precautions for Staff

  • Staff will monitor their health prior to entering the facility. If any staff member begins to feel ill during the day they need to report immediately to their supervisor.
  • All staff, in compliance with the ASI COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP), will complete employee health monitoring prior to entering the building and beginning their shift.

Office Sanitization

  • Break and lunch spaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily with approved/provided sanitizer before and after use.
  • Supervisors will ensure an ample supply of PPE is available.



Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

  • Drop-off will occur from 7:30 a.m. to no later than 9:30 a.m. unless your child has an alternative schedule that has been approved by either the Director—ASI Children’s Programs or the Administrative Assistant. If there are unforeseen circumstances, parents must call the front desk and notify the Children’s Center of their arrival time.
  • Families will be required to complete a daily health screening questionnaire.
  • Drop-off and pick-up will occur inside of the facility with guidance provided to families within the Facility Entry document.

Classroom Procedures

  • Stable Groups
    • The same adults will be with the same group of children each day to the best of our ability.
  • Children will wash their hands upon entering and leaving the classroom. Those that cannot wash their hands independently will be assisted by a teacher.
  • Materials will be cleaned frequently.
  • Children will wash their hands after frequently throughout the day.
  • Clean and soiled bins will be available in each classroom for materials to be sanitized in prior to the next use.
  • Consideration will be given to the use of materials such as playdough, goop, flubber, etc.
    • In rooms where handwashing needs to be assisted, these materials will be stored in individual bags.
    • In rooms with independent handwashing, all mitigation strategies will be in place prior to using these materials.
  • The outdoor space will be utilized to the fullest degree possible.

Outdoor Play Procedures

  • All materials will be sanitized periodically throughout the day.
  • Children will wash their hands before leaving the outside area.

Kitchen Procedures

  • The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces such as countertops by wiping down surfaces will be increased.
  • Meals will be plated by teachers/staff to limit the cross-contamination between individuals that could occur during family-style meals.


Community Care Licensing



Quarantine and Isolation

Cleaning and Ventilation

Face Coverings



Quick Guides

Cal Poly

Vaccinations (Boosters) 

Health Care


References prior to July 1, 2020 (Historical Purposes)