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Tandem’s COVID-19 Protocol

In order to continue to facilitate the connection between families and sitters during this time, we are requiring that all of our sitters and families follow our COVID-19 protocol. We strive to keep all Tandem sitters and families as safe and at-ease as possible during this overwhelming time.

Sitters, to accept a job - You will be asked to confirm that you have not been outside of the country within the last 14 days. We expect you to confirm with complete honesty for the benefit of your health and the health of all Tandem families.

It is required that you do not accept jobs if you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19. According to the CDC, the most common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms are shown to appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, it is required that you do not accept jobs, as well.

By not accepting jobs if you have been outside of the country within the last 14 days, you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 within the last 14 days, families can remain confident that all sitters invited into their homes have taken all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Sitters and families, prior to, during, and after a sit - We strongly encourage Tandem families and sitters to abide by the health recommendations of the CDC. Please avoid handshaking, hugging, or other unnecessary physical interactions.

Sitters, it is encouraged that you wash or sanitize your hands before and after jobs, as this is the best way to prevent COVID-19 from being transmitted to a family, and vice versa. In addition, while preparing meals for children, be sure to wipe down surfaces and encourage hand washing before food consumption. Cover all coughs and sneezes, and encourage the same to children you are watching. Fostering correct health practices will help you to do your part to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. Person-to-person transmission most commonly occurs when people are within 6 feet of each other. Please keep this in mind while taking children on outings. The state of Ohio has banned all events and gatherings over 100 people. Additionally, all restaurants and bars are closed. You should be cautious while attending community activities and facilities with children, and make sure to keep these guidelines in mind.

It is of utmost priority to Tandem to ensure that Tandem families and sitters feel comfortable and confident using our service, knowing that we have encouraged and required COVID-19 preventive measures. We hope Tandem can make this incredibly apprehensive time a little less stressful.