COVID-19 Updates

Health & Safety Protocol

  • Section 1 – Signage and Education
  • A copy of the Social Distancing Protocol and Health and Safety Plan will be posted at each public entrance to the facility or location.
  • The Social Distancing Protocol and the Health and Safety Plan (or a summary of each item with information on how copies may be obtained) and any educational materials required by the Health and Safety Plan will be distributed to all Personnel.
  • An education plan for all Personnel covering all items required in the Social Distancing Protocol and the Health and Safety Plan that apply to them will be created and implemented.
  • The Health and Safety Plan will be updated as appropriate while the Directive is in effect.
  • Section 2 – Requirements Regarding Personnel
  • All Personnel will be instructed orally and in writing not to come to work or the facility if they are sick. 
  • A copy of the attachment to this Exhibit, titled “Information for Personnel (Employees, Contractors, Volunteers) of Additional Business and Other Businesses Permitted To Operate During the Health Emergency” (the “Attachment”), to all Personnel who regularly work at the facility or location in hardcopy format or electronically. PDF and translated versions of the Attachment can be found online at www.sfcdcp.org/covid19 (open the “Businesses and Employers” area of the “Information and Guidance for the Public” section) will be provided.
  • The criteria listed in Part 1 of the Attachment on a daily basis will be reviewed with all Personnel in the City who regularly work at the facility or location before each person enters work spaces or begins a shift and any personnel who answered yes to any question in Part 1 of the Attachment will return home or not come to work and follow the directions on the Attachment.
  • Personnel who stayed home or who went home based on the criteria listed on the Attachment will be instructed that they must follow the criteria as well as any applicable requirements from the quarantine and isolation directives (available online at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus-healthorders.asp) before returning to work. If they are required to self-quarantine or self- isolate, they may only return to work after they have completed self-quarantine or self- isolation. If they test negative for the virus (no virus found), they may only return to work after waiting for the amount of time listed on the Attachment after their symptoms have resolved. Personnel are not required to provide a medical clearance letter in order to return to work as long as they have met the requirements outlined on the Attachment.
  • In the coming weeks, the Department of Public Health may issue guidelines requiring Summer Camps and other permitted businesses to comply with COVID-19 testing requirements for employers and businesses. Periodically check the following website for any testing requirements for employers and businesses: www.sfcdcp.org/covid19. If requirements are added, ensure that the Health and Safety Plan is updated and that the Summer Camp and all Personnel comply with testing requirements.
  • If an employee or other Personnel tests positive for COVID-19, guidance on “Business guidance if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19,” available online at sf.gov/business-guidance-if-staff-member-tests-positive-covid-19 will be followed.
  • Face Coverings for all Personnel, with instructions that they must wear Face Coverings at all times when at work, as further set forth in the Face Covering Order, will be provided. All Personnel will be allowed to bring their own Face Covering if it has been cleaned prior to the shift. 
  • Personnel will wash hands at least at the start and end of each shift, after sneezing, coughing, eating, drinking, using the restroom, helping a child use the restroom, changing soiled clothes, when changing tasks, and frequently during each shift.
  • Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 throughout the facility or location for Personnel will be provided. Hand sanitizer will be kept out of the reach of young children, and use will be supervised. 
  • Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas will be frequently disinfected throughout the day.
  • Personnel will be advised that it is recommended for them to change clothes and shoes before or upon arriving at home after a shift in order to reduce the chance of their clothing or shoes exposing anyone in the household to the virus and that such clothing should be cleaned before being used again.
  • Section 3 – Stable and Separate Groups of Children
  • Group size will be limited to 12 children per room or space in the lower school and middle school.
  • Rooms will have a minimum of 2 staff persons per group. 
  • Children will be kept with the same group each day, for the entire session, unless a change is needed for a child’s overall safety. 
  • Children and youth from the same family will be added to the same group within divisions. 
  • Staff will be kept with the same group to the greatest extent possible and interactions between the groups will be minimized to the greatest extent possible.
  • Sports with shared equipment or physical contact like soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and tennis can be played, but only within the same stable group of up to 10-12 children and youth. Equipment will be cleaned at least once a day.
  • Summer camp sessions are three weeks long. Children and youth may choose to attend only the first week, but if they leave their spot should not be filled by another child and costs will not be prorated. These restrictions lower the chance of children and youth becoming infected with COVID-19 in one program, then going to another camp or returning to school before they develop symptoms, and spreading COVID-19 to another group.
  • Children will be spaced as far apart as possible, ideally at least 6 feet apart, for individual activities and especially during meals and snacks, when face coverings are removed. 
  • At naptime, children’s mats will be placed as far apart as possible, ideally at least 6 feet apart. Children will lie on their mats so that they are head-to-toe.
Nap Map
  • Section 4 – Symptom Screening for Children
  • At drop off, families will be asked if their child has exhibited any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever, Chills, or Repeated Shaking/Shivering
    • Cough
    • Sore Throat
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Difficulty Breathing
      Feeling Unusually Weak or Fatigued
    • Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Diarrhea
  • Families have the option of (a) taking a child’s temperature before arrival and reporting it; or (b) opting that the child’s temperature be taken with a “no-touch” (infrared) thermometer upon arrival. If a child looks unwell, personnel will take child’s temperature. 
  • Personnel will look at every child and look for signs of illness like flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing, fatigue, or extreme fussiness.
  • Children with symptoms or a fever will be sent home and encouraged to seek COVID-19 testing. 
  • Parent or caretakers of any child who is sent home will be instructed that the child and family must follow the criteria as well as any applicable requirements from the quarantine and isolation directives (available online at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus-healthorders.asp) before returning to Summer Camp. If they are required to self-quarantine or self-isolate, they may only return to the camp after they have completed self-quarantine or self-isolation. If they test negative for the virus (no virus found), they may only return to camp after waiting for the amount of time listed on the Attachment to this Exhibit after their symptoms have resolved. Children are not required to provide a medical clearance letter in order to return to camp as long as they have met the requirements outlined in the Attachment.
  • Personnel conducting the screening will stand at least 6 feet away from the child and parent/caregiver.
  • Children who pass screening will wash their hands with soap and water or clean their hands with hand sanitizer before they enter the building or program.
  • Section 5 – Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures:
  • Only CDS employees are permitted on campus.
    • Family members and caregivers are required to wear face coverings when dropping off or picking up children in the parking lot. 
  • Staff will remain 6 feet apart from parents and caregivers. 
  • Staff will greet children outside as they arrive. Sign-in stations will be outside with sanitary wipes to clean pens between uses.
  • There will be no parking or car drop-off in the CDS parking lot. Families will be required to walk their children to the designated drop off area where staff will be waiting. 
  • The same family member or designated person is encouraged to drop off and pick up the child every day. Grandparents and older relatives are discouraged from picking up children if they are over 60 years old, since they are more at risk for serious illness.
  • Section 6 – Face Coverings
  • All adults and youth 13 years and older are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times. This includes family members and caregivers waiting outside to drop-off or pick-up children.
    • Children 3 to 12 years old are encouraged to wear face coverings. 
  • Children will not wear face coverings at nap time.
  • Section 7 – Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Children, youth, and staff will wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with hand sanitizer, especially before eating, after going to the bathroom or changing, or after wiping noses, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Children and staff will be educated about best measures to prevent the spread of infection, including covering one’s coughs and sneezes and washing hands frequently.
  • All spaces, equipment and toys will be cleaned and disinfected daily.  
  • Surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops, nap pads, toilet training potties, desks, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures will be routinely cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected.
  • All cleaning materials will be kept secure and out of reach of children.
  • All toys that children have put in their mouths or that are otherwise contaminated by body secretions or excretions will be put aside to be cleaned by hand while wearing gloves. They will be cleaned first with water and detergent, rinsed, then sanitized with an EPA-registered disinfectant, and air-dried.
  • Toys, arts and crafts materials, and school supplies (e.g., scissors, markers, pens, pencils, glue sticks, etc.) will not be shared between groups of children. 
  • Books and other paper-based materials like mail or envelopes, do not need additional cleaning or disinfection.
  • Adequate time in the work day will be established to allow for proper cleaning and decontamination throughout the facility or location.
  • Families will be asked to send  blankets that will be sent home at the end of each week for washing.
  • Personnel will keep each child’s bedding separate. 
  • Personnel will label cots and mats for each child.