COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Although recreation programs always have an inherent risk, NSSRA has taken several measures to promote safety and wellness in our programs.

  • Program capacity will be a maximum of up to 15 individuals inclusive of staff and participants, pending facility capacity.
  • Participants and staff must perform an at-home self-health check every day prior to arrival at the program. Instructions for the self-health check will be provided prior to the start of programs.
  • Face coverings must be worn by participants and staff at all times.  The only exception to this is when the program is outside and staff and participants can maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet or when exercising.
  • Participants must provide their own face covering.  Face coverings should:
    • Have 2 or more layers of breathable fabric.
    • Completely cover your nose and mouth and can secure under your chin.
    • Fit snugly against the side of your face and do not have gaps.
  • Staff will develop a pickup and drop off system for each program to ensure proper physical distancing.  Parents and caregivers must wear face coverings and stay in their vehicle when dropping off and picking up participants.
  • Participants must adhere to a strict handwashing schedule.
  • Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (tabletops, door handles, etc.) before and after activities and in between uses of different individuals.
  • Participants will be provided with a supply kit to limit the need for sharing.
  • Toys and learning tools not able to be sanitized will not be used.
  • NSSRA will take measures to promote 6-foot physical distancing like seat assignments, outdoor activities, barriers, and traffic flow patterns.
  • Participants and staff displaying symptoms of illness during the program will be removed from the group, and an approved adult will be required to pick them up within 30 minutes of notification. Participants will be supervised by staff while removed from the group. Participants will be required to have multiple emergency contacts to ensure that someone is available to pick them up if the need arises.
  • Participants who have been exposed in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 may only return to the program after it has been 14 days from the time of the exposure.
  • Participants diagnosed with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may only return to the program after it has been 10 days from the time they have experienced symptoms, do not have a fever for 3 days (without taking medication to reduce fever), and have an improvement in their respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath).  Alternately a participant may return to the program after 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done 24 hours apart.
  • If participants have illnesses like allergies or other non-contagious conditions that may appear similar to a contagious illness, a note from a physician stating they are not contagious is required prior to attending the program.
  • To protect your participant and those they interact with, participants that do not adhere to program rules and the above guidelines may be removed from the program.