Response to COVID-19
We are committed to providing services to familiesÂ during COVID-19.Â However, services may look different due to our commitment to reducing the risk of exposureÂ and keeping everyone as safe as possible.Â Many families are significantly impacted by the effects of the pandemic andâ€¯the need for our services isÂ great.â€¯The Nursery provides essential services and isÂ committed to doing its part to help our community during these challenging times.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery plays a critical role in supporting families in our community, and we are committed to continuing our services during COVID-19. Learn more about our COVID-19 response here.
Additional Safety Protocols
For theÂ health and safety of our families and staff, weÂ have made the following changes to Nursery operations during the pandemic:
- â€¢ Implemented multiple adaptations to child care service deliveryÂ in order to accommodate social distance and other safety guidelinesÂ to the fullest extent possible.
- â€¢ Ensure availability of PPE equipment for staff
- â€¢ Placed a full-time staff member on each shift who is fully focused on sanitizing childrenâ€™s spaces.Â
- â€¢ Mandatory symptom screening for anyone who enters the building.Â
- â€¢ New restrictions on the number of unique individuals going in and out of the Nursery.Â
- â€¢ Limited in-person volunteering at the Nursery.Â
- â€¢ Continued strict adherence to MDH and CDC guidelines for all protocols, including recommendations related related to social distancing, mask-wearing and proper handwashing, as well as an increased cleaning and sanitizing schedule.Â
- â€¢ We are committed to informing families about the risk and responsibilities surrounding COVID-19.
These protocols are informed by the most up-to-date guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with a priority focus on Child Care Centers, Congregate Living Facilities and Business Guidelines as well as direct consultation from DHS (Department of Human Services) and MDH.Â
Arriving at the Nursery
Our goal is to keep families, staff and guests as safe as possible during their visit to the Nursery. Hereâ€™s what you should expectâ€¯when you arrive at the Nursery duringâ€¯COVID-19:â€¯
- â€¢ All individuals (adults and children) must pass the most up-to-date symptom screen as provided by MDH upon arrival.
- â€¢ Those individuals who do not pass the symptom screen will be asked to leave the building immediately.
- â€¢ Adults mustâ€¯wear a mask at all timesâ€¯during their visit to the Nursery.â€¯If you do not have your own mask, one will be provided for you.â€¯
- â€¢Â All adults and children must sanitize their hands before entering our building. Hand sanitizer and masks are available on a small table outside the front door of the Nursery, as well as throughout the building.
- â€¢ All adults must maintain social distancing guidelines during their visit to the Nursery.
- â€¢Limited in-person exposure during your visit, including revised paperwork procedures.
- â€¢Â The Nursery requests only one adult per family enter the building and recommends the same person drop off and pick up their child(ren) if possible.
- â€¢ All in-person donations must be pre-approved and drop off is by appointment only. Please see our donation page for details.
If you have further questions aboutÂ Nursery services during COVID-19, please contact us at 763-591-0400 and your call will be directed toÂ the appropriate department.Â