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COVID-19 RESPONSE

We want to keep you Covered.

At Nanny In The City, we recognize the role we play in your homes and your lives. The health and well-being of our nannies and our clients is our top priority. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are tracking the information provided by public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Utilizing their guidance, we are taking precautions to protect our staff, nannies and families. This is a rapidly changing situation that is impacting countries, states and cities differently. 

Like most other places, our staff at Nanny In The City is working remotely, and we are finding new ways to be in community, to be together, and to uphold one another and our work.
Our hearts are breaking as we witness the effects of the recent tornado and the pandemic on our communities. We are holding them much in our hearts and minds. We are holding parents and nannies at home with their kids, managing the tension between supporting their children’s learning and just wanting to make sure they feel safe and loved in this unprecedented time.


We are also holding parents and nannies whose job relationships may be irreparably altered, and whoare anxious about what this means for their job-seeking process and their futures.
It may be that social distancing isn’t quite the right frame for what we need right now. We certainly need physical distancing! But we also need to imagine and act from places of social closeness and care.


We hope that you and your loved ones are well, and we are more committed than ever to do our work in a way that supports nannies, families, and our community to keep you covered.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,


NITC

Click Below for Relevant COVID-19 Tools and Help:

CHILDCARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

We are making decisions based on the most recent information provided by the CDC, WHO, and local public health agencies and government officials, while keeping the health and safety of our nannies and families in mind. Our role at Nanny in the City right now is meeting the needs of families that occupation qualifies under essential.

Childcare for Essential Workers

The list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers is broad and includes, but is not limited to the following: 


  • Doctors 
  • Healthcare Workers 
  • Lawyers 
  • Accountants 
  • Workers in any Professional Services providing legally mandated work and critical sector services 
  • Many workers in the Financial Services Sector 
  • Television, Radio, and Media Service Workers 
  • Most Workers in IT and Communications 
  • Entertainment Industry, Studio “and other related establishments” workers (and all supporting workers) 
  • And Many other industries, including healthcare, emergency services, food & agriculture, energy, water & wastewater, transportation & logistics, communications & IT, and “other essential functions”


*If you feel like you may be an essential worker, our staff would be happy to assist you in determining if your occupation or unique situation qualifies you for care.

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COVID-19 Safety Policies for NITC

We are asking nannies to follow the CDC recommendations:


  • If you feel sick, stay home
  • Practice as much social distancing as possible
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw away immediately 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds 
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home 


Even with these safety guidelines in place, COVID-19 is a rapidly spreading virus and we cannot guarantee that you will not contract it if you have contact with others, including in-home caregivers.  In order to protect the health and safety of our caregivers, we will be unable to provide care to households in the following circumstances: 


  • A member of the household has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • A member of the household has been directed by health authorities, school, or employer to self-quarantine
  • A member of the household visited a country with a Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice within the past 14 days
  • A member of the household has exhibited signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days including cough, fever, or shortness of breath


If a member of the household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they must be medically cleared before we are able to resume care. The law appears to be evolving, and we are committed to providing parents and nannies the best information possible so they can make informed decisions. 


Nanny In The City is providing an informational service only and is not offering legal advice.  We encourage you to seek your own independent legal advice.  You can make your own decisions relating to your health and we encourage you to comply with all Stay at Home orders, as well as maintaining safe social distancing.  Our team is closely monitoring local, state and federal government restrictions and guidelines that affect nannies and nanny employers.


Nanny In The City will continue to abide by all government regulations and CDC guidelines as things evolve over the coming days, weeks, and months. We are committed to keeping our clients and nannies up to date and informed, and providing them with continued support.  If you have never considered hiring a nanny until now and don’t know where to start, we will guide you every step of the way. Under our watch this process should relieve your stress, not add to it. Stay healthy, stay safe and stay positive – we’re here to help you get through this and keep you covered!

COVID-19 LINKS & RESOURCES

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Covid-19: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

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Teaching Children on Proper Handwashing

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Best Practices for Household Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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New COVID-19 Legislation: What families and caregivers need to know