The safety of everyone at the program is our number 1 priority. Please read the following to help your child have a smooth transition back to in-person programs and allow everyone to have a safe and enjoyable program.

  • Arrive early on site and show your child the safe spaces in the park

  • Tell them about the screening protocols that are in place and what to expect i.e. temperature checks

  • Practice proper hand washing at home. When hand washing is not available, practice using hand sanitizers .

  • Practice physical distancing. Teach them what is a safe distance and how to follow visual markings when present.

  • Teach them what is a face covering or mask and that people are using them to keep clean and safe. Note face masks are not required when physical distancing is possible. Participants are welcome to wear masks if they choose however it is not recommended for physical activities.

  • Remind children to avoid touching their own face and encourage them to practice “catching” their cough or sneeze in their elbow

  • Remind children to recognize their own personal belongings and to use them when needed. Remind them not to touch other people’s belongings.

  • Talk about patience with new routines, environments, and new program instructors

  • Encourage them to ask questions and reassure them that safety measures and program leaders are here to keep them safe

  • Learn more about supporting families and children and resources about COVID-19 and children