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COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Outdoor Education - Residential Programs

Last Modified: 9/9/2022




Before Coming to KSS

Keystone Science School has always viewed risk management as a partnership between our schools, 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

Keystone Science School will be adopting each visiting school's policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19. The below are how Keystone Science School will implement the following precautions should a school's policies include them:

Testing - Any student or chaperone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be monitored and Keystone Science School will provide Rapid Antigen tests for the school to test the individual. Any individual who tests negative on a rapid test will be permitted to return to programming with the following stipulations:

  • Participant will be tested again 6-12 hours after the initial test depending on the time of day.

If symptoms persist and the participant or school refuses to test, then the individual will be excluded from programming, and the school will be responsible for coordinating pickup 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 with a chaperone until participant pick-up can be arranged by the school and 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 a student or chaperone becomes symptomatic prior to programming, the individual will not be permitted to participate in the program. If a student or chaperone develops symptoms during programming, we will ask the school to administer a rapid antigen test. Should the individual test positive, or refuse to test, then the individual will be excluded from programming and the school will be responsible for coordinating transportation home within 3 hours of the exclusion.