Heights Kids volunteer team members and staff are committed to Loving God, Loving People, and Serving the World through partnering with parents. We want to see kids and students come to know and be encouraged in their personal relationship with Jesus. We believe that community is an important part of that journey. As such, it is our goal to create safe, welcoming and fun environments that allow us to support and encourage each and every child. With this in mind, we have created a COVID plan that will allow the space for relationship to continue to flourish and kids/ students to continue to be safe.

At a Glance:  Health Screening/ Temperature Checks:

Each Heights Kids volunteer team member, staff, and child/student will be asked to answer a list of screening questions as well as get their temperature checked upon arrival. All persons
will be encouraged to check their temperature at home before arriving but will also have their
temperature checked upon arrival.

Face Masks: Adhering to the Face Mask Advisement, all persons 5 years of age and
older will be asked to wear face masks at all times. *Medical Exemptions Permitted

Social Distancing: Each child/student will be placed in a small group. They will attend that
day’s teaching, do crafts, spend time in discussion, eat, and play games with this group. All kids and leaders, 5 years of age and older, will be asked to wear face masks at all times.

Bathrooms: If a child needs to use the restroom the parent will be called to take their child.

Food: We will be providing water and snacks. To be in compliance with the recommendations,
we will have our teams hand out the water and food to each child/student. Those handing out
the snack will be wearing gloves and face masks.

Hand Sanitizer: There will be various hand sanitizer pump stations spread throughout the
environments that contain 70% alcohol. We will be encouraging proper hand washing as well as
frequent sanitizer use.

Suspected/ Confirmed Infection: If any of our volunteers team members, staff, or students
begin to show signs/symptoms of sickness they will be asked to go home immediately to limit
exposure. Persons who have been potentially exposed (small groups) will be notified and
asked to stay home to limit possible exposure
to others.

Screening Questions:
1. Do you have any of the following symptoms within the last day that are not caused by another condition? (If it is the first day after a break or for a new student, please ask about the past 3 days.)• Fever (100.4°F) or chills• Cough• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing• Unusual fatigue• Muscle or body aches• Headache• Recent loss of taste or smell• Sore throat• Congestion or runny nose• Nausea or vomiting• Diarrhea

 

2. Have you been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19?

 

3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
 

4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor,
self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID- 19 infection?

Suspected or confirmed cases:
-If any temperature 100.4 or above presents, the family will be asked to stay home. Any child,
volunteer team member, or staff with Covid-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath,
chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell, must stay home to
prevent the potential spread.

-Any child/ student, volunteer team member, or Heights Kids staff who has been in close
contact, (defined as being within 6 feet of someone diagnosed with Covid-19) for more
than 15 minutes, but is not sick, should self-quarantine for 14 days watching for symptoms
associated with Covid-19. The 14 days begins the day after the last day they were in close
contact with the person diagnosed with Covid-19.

Returning after having suspected signs of COVID-19:
-A person who had symptoms of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 is deemed safe to return
by the CDC when:

-At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the
use of medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath; AND -At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first showed up. OR -It has been at least three days (72 hours) since recovery AND a health care provider has certified that they do not have COVID-19.

If you have any further questions, please contact Heights Childrens Pastor, Gar Chapman at gar@yakimafoursquare.org

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