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    Club J School-Age Care: COVID-19 Preparedness Information

    Put the Cool in School-Age Care with Club J!

    Health and safety are always the most important priority when planning Club J. For this fall, we have been working with our COVID response team, the Santa Clara County Health Department, JCC Association, Community Care State Licensing and the CDC to implement new procedures and policies. Please read the new protocols below to learn more about health and safety measures this summer designed to limit exposure and the spread of COVID-19.

    Please note, recommendations are evolving and we will be adapting our policies as those recommendations change.

    Group Sizes and Physical Distancing

    Club J Groups and Space

    In an effort to minimize contact with large groups of people, students will attend Club J in small groups of no more than 12 students and two Club J teachers. Those small groups will not mix throughout the day and will stay a minimum of six feet away from all other groups. Each group of 12 will have their own dedicated classroom and outdoor space for programming and will share access to the sports field in rotations throughout the day. The entire Club J program will not physically gather together, but we will join together virtually from the individual classrooms for all Club J events such as Shabbat celebrations.

    Physical Distancing During Activities
    We have adapted our Club J programming so that all activities are designed to encourage physical distancing and will not require physical contact between other children or staff. Masks will be worn throughout the JCC by all staff and all students in the program. We know that wearing masks can be challenging, especially for young children. We have child-size masks for any child who forgets to bring one and we will find creative ways to help children learn about the importance of using a mask. We will also maintain developmentally-appropriate expectations, in particular towards mask-wearing, guiding the children to give their best effort, without being overwhelmed.

    Drop-Off and Pick-Up

    In order to create proper distance during drop-off and pick-up, students and parents will be met by staff members directly at their cars and brought to and from their individual camper groups. No parents, guardians or other guests will be allowed on campus. We will share more information about protocols for drop-off and pick-ups as Club J approaches.

    Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocol

    Hand Washing
    Students and staff will frequently wash hands for 20+ seconds and use hand sanitizer throughout the day including upon arrival to Club J, between program activities, before and after eating, and prior to pick-up. We will encourage our hand-washing ritual with fun camp songs and games to ensure each student is washing correctly and to make hand washing fun, so everybody is excited to participate.

    Sanitizing Surfaces and Equipment
    Though recent information from the CDC tells us that transmission of the virus is significantly more likely to happen through person-to-person contact than through objects and surfaces, we will continue to practice heightened cleaning routines. Each group will have individual sets of equipment and, in some cases, students will have their own individual kits of commonly used supplies. We will sanitize and wipe down any shared equipment regularly, including hard surfaces and tables. Every night the rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for the next day of Club J.

    Health and Safety Check Procedures

    Daily Health Check Upon Arrival to Club J

    A health check will be performed with every staff member and child before entering Club J including taking their temperatures and asking (staff and parents) questions screening for Covid 19.

    Anyone (parent or staff) who answers yes to any of the questions or has a temperature of more than 100.0 F will not be allowed to come into camp. Return to Club J requirements will be consistent with return to school policies defined by the county.

    Health Check Monitoring Over the Course of the Day
    Any student or staff who presents throughout the day with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home in case of illness. We will be monitoring children for signs of illness such as:

    • Being unable to participate in routine activities
    • Fever greater than 100 degrees
    • Difficulty breathing, uncontrolled coughing, unusually tired, persistent crying, etc.
    • Diarrhea (within 24 hours after)
    • Vomiting (within 24 hours after)
    • Open sores, rash, signs of infection, etc.
    • Runny nose with colored mucus
    Parents or guardians will be required to come pick up their child promptly if any symptoms are exhibited in Club J. We will establish a medical sick area for any child who needs to wait for a parent or guardian to pick them up.

    * This list is from the guidance of the local health department and the CDC. It is subject to change at any moment. We will update the information as it comes.

    What will we do if COVID 19 case is confirmed on site?
    If we have a confirmed case of COVID 19 in our Club J program, we will take the following steps to communicate and sanitize:
    • We will notify all families and staff of a confirmed/potential COVID-19 infection in the facility and will let you know if that child is in the same student group as yours. We will not share names.
    • We will follow the guidance of the Santa Clara Health Department on their recommendations on cleaning and potential closure of the classroom.
    All of these policies and procedures have been formulated with recommendations from the Santa Clara County Health Department, JCC Association, Community Care State Licensing and the CDC to keep our program safe. If you have any questions about any of these new policies and procedures, please reach out to Cyrus Mallare- Diethorn, Director of Club J Afterschool Program, at [email protected] or (650) 223-8625 or Dave Rosenfeld, Director of Youth and Teens, at [email protected] or (650) 223-8607.

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