Child at Kingwood daycare tests positive for COVID-19

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, July 16, 2020

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By NATHAN HOWELL | Special to the Reporter

ALABASTER— The Kingwood Christian Child Development Center closed its facilities on July 14 after being notified that one of the children enrolled there had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Kingwood Christian Child Development Center (KCCDC) was notified on Tuesday, July 14th that a child enrolled at our facility had tested positive for COVID-19,” said Director Barbara Drackett. “In consultation with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), KCCDC initiated communication protocols that day to close the entire facility for cleaning and sanitization.”

With the safety of students and faculty in mind the school will remain closed until they feel they can ensure the safety of faculty, children and their families.

Drackett explained that the “scope and timing of our subsequent reopening will be in accordance with the guidelines of the ADPH.”

The facility reopened six weeks ago on June 1 after closing due to concerns and guidelines set in place by the state and federal governments in response to COVID-19.

“Since KCCDC’s public reopening on June 1, guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) and ADPH have been meticulously followed in the interest of our children, their families, and our staff,” said Drackett.  “KCCDC recognizes the need at this critical time for our families to have a safe and dependable environment for childcare, and we are fully cooperative with the ADPH in determining the path to resuming our mission to serve these families.”