|2021 Covid Protocols | Updated July 2021
Screening and Preventing COVID-19 Infections
Children & Adult Health
Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread and Maintain Healthy Environments
- Regular Screening and Assessment
- Parents and Staff will complete daily self-screening form.
- Monitor symptoms regularly.
- Children and Staff should stay home when they are generally sick, showing signs of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Modify Layouts and Activities
- Children will attend all scheduled activities as a group.
- Consistent staff will remain with each group all day.
- Limit large gatherings when social distancing between groups is not possible.
- Staggered scheduled times for activities of each group.
- No field trips.
- Activities will be held outdoors whenever possible.
- Children arrive and dismiss through carpool. Whenever possible, parents will not enter the building for drop off or pick up.
- Only staff from that child’s group will get them and their belongings from carpool at arrival and to carpool at dismissal.
- Each group will have their own designated carpool area on campus.
- Reinforce hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Increase monitoring to ensure adherence among children and staff.
- Encourage staff and children to cover coughs and sneezes with arm or a tissue when possible.
- Used tissues thrown in trash and hands should be washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer should be used.
- Reinforce the use of face coverings for children by staff.
- Unvaccinated Children and Staff:
- Wear face coverings indoors.
- Fully vaccinated:
- May participate in all activities, indoors and outdoors without a mask. Anyone vaccinated who chooses to wear a mask will be supported.
Cleaning and Shared Objects
- Develop a schedule for increased routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces throughout facility.
- Ensure safe, correct use of disinfectants, including storing products safely away from children.
- Use gloves when needed Wash hands after removing gloves.
- Provide adequate soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, and face coverings.
- Discourage sharing of items whenever possible, especially items that are difficult to disinfect.
- Provide supplies for each individual group whenever possible to minimize sharing.
- Keep each child’s belongings separated from others’ in individually labeled containers or cubbies.
Pool and Water Play
- Ensure children and staff practice proper hygiene routine before entering and leaving the pool area.
- Provide hand sanitizer in the pool area where hand washing is not available.
- Maintain adequate staff to ensure children’s safety. Efforts to maintain physical distancing should not impact existing safety protocols (e.g. first aid, CPR)
- Children will bring their own lunches. No outside lunch vendors will be used.
- Children will eat in their designated area with their group, not in cafeteria with mixed groups.
- School/Camp will provide snack for children.
Gatherings, Visitors and Field Trips
- No nonessential visitors on campus.
- JCC members will not be using our facility.
- Children will not go on field trips.
- Parents will not enter the building during arrival and dismissal, whenever feasible.
Preparation if Someone Gets COVID-19
- Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, have staff and families self-report to Administrators if they have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test result for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
- Notify staff and families of closures and restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 spread.
Isolate Those Who are Sick
Clean and Disinfect
- Identify an isolation area and immediately separate staff or child with COVID-19 symptoms.
- Individuals who are sick will be cared for following CDC guidelines.
- Establish procedure for if a person becomes sick and needs to be transported.
Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
- Close off areas used by sick person and do not use these areas until after disinfecting them.
- Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning areas used by sick person. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
- In accordance with state and local regulations, administrators will notify local health officials, staff, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to separate themselves, self-monitor and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Advise Sick Individuals of Home Isolation Criteria
- Sick staff members or children should not return until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
- As per CDC Guidelines, Vaccinated people who are exposed to Covid-19 will not be required to quarantine, but just monitor for symptoms.