Community Ed and Rec
Lindbergh Community Ed and Rec has reopened the majority of programs either in-person or in a virtual learning format. We are in the process of reopening additional programs. As we continue to reopen our in-person programs, the safety of participants and our staff is our primary concern. All programs will adhere to guidelines from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. This will include the use of protective face coverings, as well as cleaning and sanitation as needed.
- Implement social distancing measures
- Complete health and wellness checks at the start of programs
- Maintain cleanliness and sanitizing protocols
- Alter structure of programs
- Currently, activities are permitted for full team participation and activities with a limit of 2 instructors for high-frequency activities as defined by the St. Louis County Public Health department. High-frequency activities may be divided among different spaces to allow for more instructors, as needed.
- Social distancing is required and 6 feet distance must be applied, when not actively engaged in activities.
- Activity start times must be spaced out to limit overlap or intermingling.
- Face masks or face coverings are required, particularly when social distancing measures are not possible, such as driving instruction.
- A maximum of 2 spectators or 2 individuals providing child supervision may attend events, depending on space capacity. Some facilities and spaces may limit these numbers to one or zero.
- Avoid team huddles, handshakes, fist bumps or other unnecessary physical contacts.
- Conduct meetings via Zoom and limit visitors to Community Ed and Rec offices and workspaces. No unscheduled walk-ins from the public.
- Office furniture has been rearranged and plexiglass installed, as needed to better accommodate social distancing.
Health and Wellness Checks
- Complete health and wellness checks at the start of programs per St. Louis County Department of Public Health recommendations.
- Purchased eight touchless thermometers for program areas.
- Screen participants by asking if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 2-weeks:
- Fever (temperature greater than 100.4)
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Sore throat, different from seasonal allergies
- New loss of smell and/or taste
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Ask if they have a household or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks.
- If anyone reports affirmative to any of the above COVID-19 screening questions or has a fever they shall be sent home immediately.
- If a child’s parent or guardian is not present, they will be escorted by a staff member to a designated isolation room or area away from others and will wear a mask. The person shall not be allowed to return until they are symptom-free.
- Staff must self-complete the above health check prior to being on-site.
Cleaning and Sanitation
- Equipment is not to be shared outside of athletic competitions. Equipment must be wiped down/sanitized after each use if shared.
- Cleaning and sanitizing materials will be properly stored in the Community Ed and Rec office area and provided for pick-up or drop-off at program areas, unless appropriate storage is available on-site for a program.
- All employees will be provided hand sanitizer kits.
- All employees will have access to disinfecting wipes to routinely clean surfaces and equipment.
- Additional cleaning and disinfection will take place in key areas of the building before or after events, such as door handles, handrails, benches and bleachers.
- Maintain an attendance log at each program session.
- Prop open interior doors to reduce the need for individuals to place hands on the door handle, when it is safe to do so.
- Limit the number of participants in a program or area based on area. Up to 50 people for a large gym, field and similarly sized spaces. 15 person limit in smaller spaces, such as a small classroom.
- Have full competition when it is deemed appropriate and safe to do so according to guidelines from St. Louis County Public Health department.
- Emphasis on individual exercises and activities when St. Louis County Public Health guidelines are in phases that restrict specific competitions or activities.
- Ask families to limit the number of attendees.
- Require all spectators to wear face coverings.
- Athletes are required to wear face coverings at all times when indoors and social distancing is not possible.
- Use floor tape or cones to separate spaces and allow for distancing.
- No shared uniforms without proper cleaning or sanitizing between uses.
- Limit equipment and supplies to each individual, when activities allow for it. Sanitize after each use, or after play stops when competition resumes for sports.
- Maintain attendance records of all participants.
- Referees are no longer required to wear face coverings while actively officiating outdoor sports.