Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to update and adapt our Covid-Safe Practices and navigate this new normal together. These are the following changes we are making to continue to take precautions against Covid-19 at SOL Forest School.
Daily Health Screen:
Perhaps the most important thing we can do right now is to continue to monitor for symptoms. PLEASE STAY HOME if your child has any cold/flu symptoms, or exposure to a known positive case of Covid-19 in the last 5 days. Potential Covid-19 symptoms: fever above 100.4F, cold-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, runny nose (not allergy related), muscle aches, fatigue, sleepy, rash, abdominal pain.
Following state recommendations, we no longer require or request that parents, staff, or children mask at SOL. If it is your wish, we can encourage your child’s mask use during circle time, snack/lunch time, or forest play. However, Risky & Adventurous Play (RAP) is an exception. RAP activities such as tree climbing & log balancing are best navigated without a mask as masks can impact peripheral vision, get caught up in branches, fog up eyeglasses, etc. If staff are supporting a child & feel it’s a safety issue, we will ask them to lower/remove their mask in these instances.
We offer a nutritious and wholesome snack to the group each day. We will continue to use sanitary practices and handwashing prior to snack time.
We will continue to wash our hands multiple times per session, & staff will use antibacterial /alcohol wipes to sanitize shared group materials as needed.
Covid Vaccine information:
With Covid continuing to be a presence, the safety of our community remains a top priority. We anticipate that we may be fielding vaccine status questions & wanted to address that issue here. The Director is able to share that the vast majority of our SOL adult community (staff, parents & volunteers) have been vaccinated against Covid-19. We are not a full-time or licensed program & therefore not required by state or federal law to collect or validate child vaccination information. None of our employees are full-time workers & as such, we are also not required by law to require that (any) vaccine be received as a condition for part-time employment at SOL Forest School. If there is a state/federal vaccine mandate that does impact SOL’s operations, it is highly likely that HIPAA would require us to keep employee medical information private. We trust the adults in our community to make wise decisions related to their own health, while also considering the health of the children & families we serve.
These are unprecedented times and we are ever-grateful for your adaptability and positivity, SOL community!