Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
COVID-19 Safety Policies & Procedures
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside is dedicated to doing our part in lowering the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our children, youth, and staff is our number one priority.
Here are our current policies and procedures during COVID-19:
Parent/Guardian Arrival for Sign-In and Sign-Out:
· Sign-In/Out is curbside in order to limit direct contact as much as possible.
· A staff member will meet parents/guardians outside or in a designated area to conduct the health screening.
Health Screening at Entry:
· Designated staff will ask the parent/guardian a list of questions and will document the information on the Health Screen Log.
· Designated staff will check the temperatures of all children, youth, and staff before entering the building.
· The children, youth, and/or staff will be excluded from the Club if the answer to any of the questions is “yes” or if the child/youth/staff person has a fever exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Children or Staff Who Develop Symptoms While in Care:
· Any children, youth, or staff who develop symptoms during the day will be separated from the group and sent home immediately.
· Anyone who develops one or more COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to get tested and can return to the program based on the results of the test.
Returning to the Club After Suspected Signs of COVID-19:
· A child, youth, or staff member can return to the program after a negative COVID-19 test result or 10 days of quarantine.
· Staff, youth, and children will practice frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
· When soap and water are not readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available.
· Posters describing handwashing steps will be posted near sinks in the Club.
· Drinking fountains will be unavailable for use.
· Wearing cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
· Children and youth age five years or older must wear cloth face coverings indoors.
· Staff will also wear face coverings while working with children and youth.
· Children and youth may use face shields as an alternative to a cloth face covering. If used, face shields should extend below the chin, to the ears, and have no gap at the forehead. A drape may offer more protection.
· The Clubs will practice physical distancing (6 feet) within each group as much as possible.
· Group size will not exceed 22 total (current group size as of 06/24/20 for Child Care, Youth Development, and Summer Day Camps During the COVID-19 Outbreak).
· Staff will create space between children and youth and reduce the amount of time they are close with each other. Groups will not mix with one another.
· Items that cannot easily be cleaned and disinfected will be removed.
· Activities will be planned that do not require close physical contact between children, youth, and staff.
Meals and Snack Time:
· Meals and snacks will be eaten in their small groups, separate from one another.
· If meals and snacks are eaten in the same area, children and youth will be spaced 6 feet apart from one another.
Cleaning and Disinfecting:
· Clubs will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
· If groups of children and youth are moving from one area to another in shifts, the area will be cleaned between groups.
COVID-19 Exposure/Positive Test Reporting for Adults and Children/Youth:
· If there is a staff member, child, or youth with a confirmed case or a confirmed exposure of COVID-19, the parent/guardian or employee must report this to the Club Director immediately. The Director will notify the Chief Operating Officer immediately for further instructions. This may also include notification to the local Public Health Department. Further instructions from all necessary departments will include procedures and protocols to safely and effectively handle the situation.
· Families will be notified of any possible exposure.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside continues to follow the guidelines set forth by local public health departments, the California Department of Health, the CDC, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Club COVID-19 policies and procedures are subject to change as guidance evolves.