There are many things afterschool programs can do to ensure the safety of their employees and students.
Follow and share guidance from the CDC on practices such as hand washing, social distancing, and limiting contact. Providers also should review and follow CDC's guidelines for child-care and youth-serving organizations.
Remind families that if children or parents have symptoms, they should not attend the program. Step up your cleaning and disinfecting, and communicate your actions to families.
Check local guidance. Make sure you know local guidance and processes, such as who to contact if you have a scenario involving quarantines, possible infection among parents, staff, or children. Check with:
Keep up on local policies that may be changing. For example, some school districts are now asking children to stay home for 72 hours following any fever.
Emergency Contact Information: Take time to review and update emergency contact information for each child enrolled in your program
Think ahead: Make sure you and your staff know what to do if a parent, child, or staff member is diagnosed or quarantined, and contingency plans should your program need to close. Keep an open dialogue with staff.