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JCC Covid Protocols

2021 Covid Protocols

Screening and Preventing COVID-19 Infections
Children & Adult Health
  • Regular Screening and Assessment
  • 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.
Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread and Maintain Healthy Environments
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.
Face Coverings

All Children and Staff:

  • Wear face coverings indoors.

Fully vaccinated:

  • In accordance with local and national guidance, the Kaiserman JCC strongly encourages the use of masking for all parties using our facility when social distancing is not possible, including spaces that include our lobby, bathrooms, and locker rooms. Fully vaccinated individuals can play basketball in our gymnasium without a mask after providing proof of vaccination.
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)
Food Service
  • 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.
Communication Systems
  • 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.
Preparation if Someone Gets COVID-19
Isolate Those Who are Sick
  • 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.
Clean and Disinfect
  • 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.
Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
  • 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.