As Washington State continues to slowly re-open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic meetings and visits that have been held virtually with DCYF and agency workers are beginning to resume to in-person visits. This includes children’s visits with their biological families, health and safety home visits, and home inspections.
Prior to your scheduled meeting with workers, please assess if anyone in your household is experiencing the following symptoms:
- A cough
- Shortness of breath
- Two or more of the following symptoms:
- A fever or feeling feverish
- Sore throat
- Chills or repeated shaking with chills
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches
If someone in your household is experiencing any of the symptoms, please let your agency worker know so that the visit can be conducted virtually or rescheduled to another day for an in-person visit.
To ensure that all individuals participating in the in-person meetings remain healthy and safe, please follow the guidelines below:
- Wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose during the visit. (Children under the age of 5 are exempt from wearing face masks.)
- Practice social distancing as much as possible by maintaining a 6-foot distance from workers entering your home.
- Sanitize and wash your hands and the child’s hands on a regular basis.
If you need Personal Protective Equipment please reach out to your case worker to provide you with what you need.
Thank you for your patience, diligence in practicing safety measures, and caring for children so well in this unique season!