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WAYA COVID-19 RESPONSE

WAYA COVID-19 RESPONSE

6/10/2021

The health and safety of the WAYA Community has been our top priority throughout the pandemic, and we’ve closely and consistently followed the CDC’s recommendations over the last year. We are encouraged by the new guidelines from CDC as they are a sign that we are moving closer to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.   We will continue to monitor CDC and recommendations to adapt and change as needed.

Please keep in mind that although many adults (staff, coaches, parents, grandparents and more) have been able to get their COVID vaccine, at this time, there are currently no COVID vaccine treatments approved for children under the age of 12.

As a youth facility, the children we serve are our top priority. By adhering to WAYA's required and recommended policies & protocols, we can all be a part of ensuring that WAYA kids & their families stay healthy & safe!


Please see below for current required and recommended policies & protocols:

  • WAYA Preschool Adventure Camp, which is a licensed childcare facility, will continue to require staff, parents, volunteers, and vendors to wear a mask indoors when 3 ft. social distance can not be maintained per the current recommendations.
     
  • For all other WAYA run Programs this summer, masks will be optional for vaccinated staff, partners, vendors, customers, parents, and kids.
     
  • Masks are strongly recommended indoors for unvaccinated staff, partners, vendors, parents, and kids over 10 years old. 
     
  • If you are attending a camp, class, or clinic run by an organization other than WAYA (for example- Sportball, Champions Gymnastics, Brandy Perryman, etc.) at our facility, you will need to check with them regarding their masking policy. 
     
  • WAYA's  COVID-19 Self-Screening MUST continue to be completed by all WAYA participants prior to every activity- no exceptions!
     
  • WAYA will continue to have an onsite porter during the day who, along with WAYA staff in the evening, will regularly sanitize surfaces and equipment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adjust our policies to best follow the guidelines provided by the CDC, and state and local authorities. We will continue to assess and update throughout the year as more information becomes available. 

Questions? Contact WAYA's Director of Operations, Rich Morrison at rmorrison@waya.org

 

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