How is Kids at Work keeping the space clean and safe for my family?
Kids at Work has always worked hard to keep our space clean and safe. This Fall our cleaning efforts will be enhanced by specialized training by the Pathogen Alliance. Staff will have appropriate PPE when cleaning. We will also be using UV lights daily to sanitize, and installing a HEPA air scrubber in the space. Additionally, we have a contractor specializing in remediation on standby to complete additional deep cleaning as needed and at least once weekly, using electrostatic sprayers. We will be making some space modifications in order to help keep our space clean and keep everyone safe. Check it out here
In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, in-person classes will be limited to 5 children and their caregivers per class. Only one adult will be allowed to accompany each child signed up for class. Caregivers must view the Health and Safety video before coming to class as well as review our updated policies. Anyone who enters Kids at Work will be required to complete a health screening and temperature check using DARCY AI by edgeworx
, which features state of the art artificial intelligence and military grade thermal temperature readings.
Families will be given staggered arrival times in order to ensure everyone can maintain social distancing. Upon arrival, families will complete their in-person health check with their teacher, via a simple QR code and socially distanced temperature scan, store any personal items in the provided lockers, remove their shoes, wash their hands, and enter the shoes free classroom space. When leaving class, our sanitization assistant will carry strollers out of the Kids at Work studio to designated spaces in the hallway. Families will then have staggered exits in order to comply with social distancing. Once the classroom is empty, the Kids at Work staff will thoroughly clean the entire space.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. Does my family need to wear a mask at Kids at Work?
Acceptable face coverings include basic cloth face masks, surgical face masks, N95 masks, and full length face shield. Caregivers must wear acceptable face coverings at all times. Staff must wear face coverings at all times when interacting with children, regardless of the distance between the staff and children.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. How is Kids at Work helping staff and families maintain social distancing?
Only one caregiver and child will be allowed in confined spaces at one time, such as the bathroom, elevator, hallway, and locker area. Social distancing will NOT be required, maintained or encouraged for CHILDREN in our programming. If you prefer your child to be socially distanced from other children, you may wish to check out our amazing virtual programming. Staff and participating adults are required to do their absolute best to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and children, as long as the child’s safety allows.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. Will kids be sharing objects during in-person classes?
Participating families will have the option of being loaned on deposit, or purchasing kits containing instruments and textiles, which the client will be tasked with cleaning between classes and as needed during class. Some items (such as art supplies) will need to be shared, and staff and participating adults are encouraged to work as a community to place used items in a dirty box to be sanitized later. All textiles will be removed from the space including rugs and carpeting.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. How many people will be allowed into Kids at Work during class time?
Only 5 children and their 5 caregivers will be attending one class at a time. There will be a maximum of 4 staff on site per class. No more than 15 people will be allowed at a time within our 1800 square foot space. The class area is approximately 800 square feet, with a private bathroom and plenty of space for adults to socially distance at a minimum of 6 feet.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. What if my child or caregiver has come into “close contact” with a positive COVID-19 case, away and completely separate from KAW?
You will be alerted by the person if you have been within close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We ask that you quarantine for 14 days or get tested for COVID-19 before returning to class.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. What should I do if myself, my child, or one of my caregivers has tested positive for COVID-19?
Please send an email to email@example.com informing us of your positive test as soon as possible. Kids at Work will immediately close down the space for 48 hours for remediation by a licensed contractor. All families will receive an email about the temporary closure, how classes will proceed for the next 48 hours, and details about the cleaning procedure. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to stay home for 14 days before they may return to Kids at Work for their classes.
Please see the "COVID-19 Safety Policies" below for more details. What if I or my nanny don't have a smart phone?
The health check app can be downloaded on to another person's phone, and the QR code can be printed off and physically brought to class for the child and/or adult. Can two person complete the health check on the same smart phone?
Yes! Darcy allows you to set up multiple children/adults on the same app and will deliver a separate QR code for each person, which can be scanned upon arrival.