Babysitter Safety & COVID-19

Child washing hands during quarantine - SitterTree

SitterTree is committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the families and sitters we serve.

For the safety of our community we require all families and sitters to agree to adhere to the following COVID-19 Personal Safety Protocols for every job:


  1. I will adhere to the CDC’s recommended practice of social distancing (“remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others”) when not performing essential activities for my work.
  2. I will wait 14 days to book or apply for jobs if I or anyone in my home is ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If I become ill or experience symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congested or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) I will cancel my job(s) and contact SitterTree Support.
  3. If I am exposed to or contract COVID-19 I will cancel all jobs and immediately notify SitterTree Support (678-310-8412). I will not post or apply to jobs for a period of 14 days.
  4. I will check my temperature 3 hours prior to the start of every job.  I will cancel the job if my temperature (or anyone in my home) reads greater than 100.4 degrees.
  5. (Sitters) I will wash my hands for 20 seconds upon arrival to and departure from every job.

While we understand not all illnesses are COVID-19, we are practicing greater caution during this time and are unable to provide sitters if anyone in your home has shown signs of any type of illness (not only COVID-19) in the past 14 days.

Read more in our Family Terms and Sitter Terms.


U.S. protocols surrounding COVID-19 change daily. Please follow credible sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for all current updates regarding COVID-19. The CDC has made resources readily available to provide families with the best practices to prevent illness. 

Finally, as the situation is evolving, please consult with a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns, and remember to refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest updates. 


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