Health and Safety is Our Priority
As we open our in-person summer programming, the safety of participants and staff is our primary concern. Our programs will adhere to guidelines from St. Louis County. This will include the use of personal protective equipment and cleaning/sanitation supplies as required. Below is a overview of the procedures you can expect. Please note that these procedures are subject to change based on additional guidance from St. Louis County.
- Parents will not be allowed into the building at drop-off/pick-up. Staff will greet children upon arrival and bring children out at the end of the program.
- Temperature checks and health screenings will take place each day at drop off. Those with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher or who indicate symptoms during the health screening will not be allowed to attend until symptoms have ended and you have a doctor’s release.
- If a child becomes ill during the day, they must be picked up immediately. We will have an action plan in place to safety isolate any child that becomes ill until they are picked up. Child will not be allowed to attend until symptoms have ended and you have a doctor's release.
- Children will be assigned to small groups for the duration of the program.
- Groups will be kept in separate areas and will not mix with other groups.
- Social distancing protocols will be put in place as much as possible within each group. Due to the nature of Community Ed programs, social distancing of 6 feet per person among program participants and program staff may not be possible.
- Employees will wear masks in settings as required by St. Louis County and school district health and safety guidelines. Due to the nature of our programs, there may be times that masks are not feasible.
- According to an order issued by St. Louis County Department of Public Health, as of July 3, 2020, face coverings (protective masks) are required for all persons over the age of 9 “when outside of the home or in an enclosed place of public accommodation. Families should send a mask with their child each day. If a mask is forgotten or a family is not able to provide a mask, one will be made available. View full details of St. Louis County Order regarding face coverings.
- Extra focus will be placed on washing hands disinfecting program equipment throughout the day.
- View full details of St. Louis County guidelines for child care programs.
- View full details of St. Louis County guidelines for summer camp programs.
- View full details of St. Louis County guidelines for pools.
- Some Community Ed programs may have additional procedures in place based on the nature of the program. In these instances, you will be notified of additional details prior to the start of program.
Community Ed staff will be working remotely and can be reached via the following methods Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. if you have any questions: