CHILDCARE AND SUMMER DAY CAMP HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Y is working diligently with safety as our guide in order to provide a healthy environment in all of our child-serving programs. We have been working with internal experts, as well as local and state officials to address issues related to physical distancing, sanitizing requirements and wellness checks for staff and participants. Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on new information or additional guidance from health officials.
GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
- Effective Monday, July 26, we will be following local public school protocols for our childcare and day camp programs with regards to masking. Parents will be notified as protocols are updated for their day camp or childcare sites.
- Unvaccinated individuals are expected to wear masks indoors.
- Anyone being transported on buses must wear masks regardless of vaccination status (in accordance with federal requirement for public transportation)
- Curbside check-in and check-out, with car rider tag system in place to expedite the process.
- Significantly increased attention to hygiene practices, including more frequent hand washing.
- Routine cleaning and sanitizing of hard surfaces, high traffic areas, and touch points throughout the day.
- Children experiencing flu-like symptoms, or been in contact with someone who has symptoms, should stay at home.
- Children who develop a fever or symptoms of illness will be isolated and a parent/guardian will be contacted for immediate pick-up. Cleaning protocols will be immediately implemented in any area the child was in.
- Strategic scheduling and activities designed to maximize physical distancing.
- Each group will have a "home base" and location changes will be minimized (cohort distancing).
- Off-site field trips will be left up to the individual sites/camps (depending on restrictions). On-site enrichment experiences will be added.
- Encourage activities outside, where possible.
- Participants will be required to bring their own water bottle, sack lunches, etc. labeled with their name.
SUMMER DAY CAMP CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
Registrations must be canceled a week prior to the Monday of camp to prevent the autodraft from occurring on the upcoming week of camp (this does not include the deposit for some locations). If you do not give notice by the Monday before camp starts, the entire week’s fee will be drafted and it will not be transferrable. In order to plan appropriately for staff, supplies and capacities, it is critical we can accurately anticipate enrollment and attendance.
We will continue to follow guidance from government and health officials to evaluate and update guidelines as needed. Safety measures are subject to change depending on local, state and federal mandates.