Policies & Procedures

YSCCC COVID safety protocols are based on the American Academy of Pediatrics ( and the CDC guidelines ( (Updated May 11, 2023)

After careful review of the masking recommendations by both organizations CDC (Center for Disease Control) and AAP (American Association of Pediatricians), YSCCC moved from masks required, to masks optional in March 2022. The Yellow Springs Children’s Community Center will continue to be mask-friendly for staff, students and parents who prefer to wear a mask.

The CDC and AAP masking recommendations were used in making this decision based on risk levels in Greene County and Yellow Springs, as well as information provided by the following data points: CDC county risk levels charts, the ODH (Ohio Department of Health) cases per 100,000 report, the Dayton Children’s hospitalized COVID positive patients chart and in following with the Yellow Springs School District and Village. Please visit the links below for up to date information.

YSCCC will continue to monitor the county risk levels weekly. Please keep in mind that if there is a risk-level increase, we will adjust our masking protocols based on the CDC and AAP recommendations at that time. This information will be communicated to our staff and families in a timely manner.

We will continue implementing consistent cleaning and sanitation schedules and conduct well checks upon arrival as well as enforce our 72 hour illness free policy. Handwashing/hand sanitation is required for all staff and families before entering the classroom area and throughout the day after each transition and COVID symptom checks will be performed at drop off.

  • If your child or anyone in your home has any of these following symptoms, please do not bring them to school. Contact your medical provider immediately.
    • Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Stomach Ache/ nausea/vomiting
    • Shortness of breath
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Diarrhea

Our illness policy requires students to stay home for at least 72 hours symptom free without the use of medication before returning to school. A doctor’s note may be required before returning. We will continue to monitor this health crisis and will update our families and website with any changes made to our COVID policies.