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COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Last Modified: 10/15/2021

Keystone Science School utilizes an experienced team to define and implement COVID-19 best practices, including our Child Care Health Consultant, Program Team, and Safety Manager. In response to the pandemic, we track guidance from county, state, CDC, and health experts to inform our risk management during programming. The following are our projected assumptions for Summer 2022. These policies are subject to change based on guidance and best practices.

Health Monitoring: We will be asking parents and guardians to monitor the health of the participant prior to the start of programming.

Facial Coverings: Keystone Science School will require all participants to wear a facial covering when indoors or during transportation to and from locations. Participants will not be required to wear facial coverings when outdoors, eating, or sleeping.

PCR Testing (for Overnight Programs): PCR testing may be required for all overnight program participants or for those who are symptomatic prior to programming. This requirement will be heavily dependent on the availability of testing at that time.

  • Proof of full vaccination (and booster where applicable) will be required in lieu of a PCR Test.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will need to produce a negative PCR test result to attend programming.

Airport & Morrison Pickups & Drop Offs: We are excited to offer offsite pick-up and drop-offs for 2022. However:

  • Participants must have the ability to be picked up within 3 hours of any health issue (COVID, illness, broken bones, etc.)
  • Anyone flying must pursue a PCR test within 5 days of their flight window and produce a negative test result unless they are fully vaccinated.

EXCLUSION FROM PROGRAMMING

  • If a camper becomes symptomatic prior to programming, the individual will not be able to participate in the program unless able to produce a negative PCR test result. Please see our cancellation policy for exclusions as they pertain to tuition.
  • If a camper develops symptoms during programming, the camper will be isolated and monitored. If symptoms persist, then the participant will be excluded from programming.
    • Participants in an overnight program must be picked up within 3 hours of any health issue (COVID, illness, broken bones, etc.)
    • Participants in a Day program must be picked up within 1 hour of any health issue (COVID, illness, broken bones, etc.)
  • Pre-Existing Chronic Symptoms: Any child or staff who has a chronic health condition that exhibits symptoms similar to any COVID like symptoms must have on file documentation from a medical provider stating the condition and describing the baseline symptoms of the condition. If this is not on file at the time symptoms are observed, guardians must arrange for children to be picked up from camp if excluded.