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Inside Out Club DuPage COVID-19 Safety Measures

 

All Volunteers, Staff & Participants:

Any volunteer, staff or participant experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea) or that has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or is awaiting COVID test results for themselves and/or anyone in their household should stay home and notify Inside Out Club DuPage immediately to have their shift filled.

Volunteers will contact parent/legal guardian and IOCD immediately if anyone in the Inside Out Club session group develops symptoms during an Inside Out Club lesson.

Participant Acknowledgement:

I acknowledge that participation in the Inside Out Club activities (“Activities”) involves risks of exposure to communicable diseases, including (but not limited to) COVID-19. In addition I acknowledge that participating in these Activities may increase the risk of contracting a communicable disease, including (but not limited to) COVID-19. and that there are potential risks that may presently be unknown.

I recognize the importance of complying, and agree to fully comply with the applicable laws, policies, rules, regulations, CDC guidelines, and leader’s instructions regarding participation including the instructions in this policy pertaining to social distancing precautions, face coverings, physical separation, sanitization, non-participation if feeling ill, and nonparticipation in the event of a temperature above the CDC recommended level.

Masks:

At this time, masks are optional for all individuals, including children and volunteers, in school buildings, regardless of vaccination status.  This aligns with the recent CDC release regarding mask-wearing. Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged for all Inside Out Club leaders.

Please note that acceptable masks include multi-layer cloth, non-medical disposable, or N95. All masks must fit snugly and completely cover your nose and mouth. Please note that plastic face shields worn alone, neck gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable. A mask with a face shield is acceptable.

If requirements change and masks are required by state or federal regulations, leaders will have masks on-hand in case a participant does not have an appropriate mask and will ask students to pull their masks up if they fall down. IOCD will contact the parents of any participant that must be asked multiple times to pull up their mask in the hour session. If that behavior persists the parents will be asked to come pick up their child.

Inside Out Club DuPage cannot warrant any facilities or equipment to be free from COVID-19 or any other communicable disease.

Vaccination, COVID-19 Screening Requirements, & Contact Tracing

Based on the statewide mandate for Illinois effective 8/30/2021, all volunteers working with children must be vaccinated. Volunteers will submit a copy of his/her vaccination card to IOCD prior to volunteering. The card will not be retained by IOCD.  IOCD will keep a record that it was provided and reviewed by IOCD.

All volunteers, staff and/or contract leaders must self-screen the morning before volunteering by being able to answer “No” to the following questions:

Are you currently experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19?

    • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19? ”Close contact” means being within 6 feet or less of an infected individual for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
    • Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are concerned that you may have contracted COVID-19?
    • Are you awaiting COVID-19 test results?

Inside Out Club DuPage will work with its families, school and district partners, and local health departments to facilitate contact tracing of infectious students, and staff.

Social Distancing

Participants and volunteers in the Inside Out Club will be distanced from each other in accordance with IDPH/ISBE guidelines, which align with the CDC. Children will be reminded to maintain social distanced based on the current rules for inside and outside. Parents will be contacted if a child refuses to follow the physical distancing rules, so that they can be picked up.

Group Information

Capacity will be  limited in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Groups will be socially distanced from other groups, and participants will remain in the same group for the entire session. Groups will be socially distanced based on IDPH/ISBE guidelines.

If anyone in a group develops symptoms during Inside Out Club the parents/guardians for the entire group will be notified to pick up their children

 

Modifications to Policy

IDPH/ISBE guidelines, which align with the CDC, may require this policy to be updated periodically in order to be consistent with those guidelines. All volunteers, participants and staff will be expected to comply with any modified guidelines.

 

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