COVID-19 Policies and Protocols
Last Modified: 10/13/22
BEFORE COMING TO KSS
Keystone Science School has always viewed risk management as a partnership between our guardians, participants, and staff. In this effort, it is important to keep those showing symptoms of illness at home. For our overnight programming, it is best to observe students for illness at least 7 days before attending programming start date. All guardians will be asked to follow Colorado’s guidelines, Illness Policy - How Sick is Too Sick (PDF), when assessing their child’s ability to participate in programming. It is recommended that symptomatic students do not attend programming.
WHILE AT KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL
The below are how Keystone Science School will implement the following precautions:
Testing - Any camper showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be monitored and Keystone Science School will contact a guardian for permission to administer a Rapid Antigen test. Any individual who tests negative on a rapid test will be permitted to return to programming with the following stipulations:
- Participant may be tested again 6-12 hours after the initial test depending on the time of day.
If symptoms persist and the participant, or participant’s family refuses a rapid test, then the individual will be excluded from programming, and the participant will need to be picked within 3 hours of the exclusion. If the participant tests positive for COVID-19, the student will be required to isolate on the KSS campus until participant pick-up can be arranged within 3 hours of the positive test.
Masks - Masks will be available should a participant become symptomatic or if an individual would like to wear masks during programming. Masks will only be required if an individual tests positive for COVID-19.
Cleaning and Sanitation - KSS has always prided itself on our disinfecting, cleaning, and sanitization practices. While we will continue to maintain these high standards, we have increased disinfection and sanitation frequency within all shared spaces and program supplies.
EXCLUSION FROM PROGRAMMING
If an individual becomes symptomatic prior to programming, the individual will not be permitted to participate in the program. If an individual develops symptoms during programming, we will contact a guardian for permission to test. Should the individual test positive, or a guardian refuse to have the participant tested, then the participant will be excluded from programming and a guardian or designated guardian will need to pick up the participant within 3 hours of notification.