HEALTHY AT PLAY
CHILDCARE & SUMMER ADVENTURE PROTOCOLS
IMPORTANT COVID-19 MEMBER UPDATE
A current Executive Order requires the wearing of face masks IN ALL AREAS, AT ALL TIMES while at the YMCA. This includes while you are working out (except while swimming). Guidelines vary in Indiana and masks are not required during cardio workouts or while swimming.
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 social 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.
CHILDCARE AND SUMMER ADVENTURE GUIDE: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
- Touch-free drop-off and pick-up to reduce contacts and touch points. Parents will be asked to remain in their vehicles.
- Daily wellness screenings, including temperature checks, for staff and participants. Children with a fever or symptoms of illness will not be permitted to stay.
- If your child has experienced flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, please keep them home.
- Social and cohort (group) distancing implemented to the extent possible.
- 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.
- Staff will be required to wear appropriate face covering.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations will be added throughout sites.
- 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.
- Beginning Monday, July 13, in accordance with the Governor Beshear’s Executive Order, children age 6 and over will be expected to wear face masks or coverings at the following times:
- All indoor activities
- All transitions from one area to another
- All quiet activities, like reading or crafts
- Mask will not be required during vigorous, outdoor play where 6 feet of distance can be maintained.
- Strategic scheduling and activities designed to maximize social distancing and reduce touch points.
- Each group will have a "home base" and location changes will be minimized (cohort distancing).
- Off-site field trips will be eliminated or reduced (depending on restrictions). On-site enrichment experiences will be added.
- Teach and encourage good handwashing practices.
- Encourage and teach social and cohort distancing best practices among participants.
- Institute cohort distancing where each group is comprised of no more than 2 non-interactive small groups.
- Cohort groups will be physically separated from one another and intermingling between groups will be limited to the extent possible.
- Daily activity schedule will be designed with additional time built in to allow groups to safely transition without coming into contact with one another.
- Groups will be asked to clean areas and equipment before and after each use to develop healthy habits.
- Encourage activities outside, where possible.
SUMMER ADVENTURE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
If for any reason you are unable to attend a week for which you are registered, simply notify us one week before the start of that session to receive a full refund of all payments made or stop the upcoming draft payment. In order to plan appropriately for staff, supplies and capacities, it is critical we can accurately anticipate enrollment and attendance. If you do not contact us in advance, we will be unable to provide a credit/refund for any fees paid for that week.
We will continue to follow guidance from government and health officials to evaluate and update guidelines as needed.