Community Ed and Rec

  • Lindbergh Community Ed and Rec is in the process of reopening programs. As we start to open 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.

    Plan Details

    • Implement social distancing measures
    • Complete health and wellness checks at the start of programs
    • Maintain cleanliness and sanitizing protocols
    • Alter structure of programs

Social Distancing

    • Currently, sports activities are not permitted if they involve more than 10 people in a single space. If a team with more than 10 members can be divided among different spaces, do not mix the participants during practice.
    • Social distancing is required and 6 feet distance must be applied.
    • 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.
    • No unnecessary individuals shall be present for activities.
    • Avoid team huddles, handshakes, fist bumps, or other unnecessary physical contact.
    • Conduct meetings via Zoom and limit visitors to Community Ed and Rec offices and work spaces.  No unscheduled walk-ins from the public.
    • Professional office staff will have a rotating schedule for in-office work.
    • Consider rearranging office furniture 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 four 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.
        • Check each person for fever using a thermometer. 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and above is considered a fever.
      • 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, or must be wiped down/sanitized after each use if shared. This includes facility areas, door handles, etc.
    • 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 be provided disinfecting wipes to routinely clean surfaces and equipment.
    • Additional cleaning and disinfection will take place in key areas of the building, 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.

Program Structure

    • Limit the number of participants in a program or area to 10.
    • Avoid full competition until it is deemed appropriate and safe to do so.
    • Emphasis on individual exercises and activities.
    • Ask families to limit the number of attendees.
    • Require all spectators to wear face coverings.
    • Athletes do not need face coverings when active, but face coverings are required for any downtime.
    • Use floor tape or cones to separate spaces and allow for distancing.
    • No pennies or shared uniforms.
    • Limit equipment and supplies to each individual.  Sanitize after each use, or after play stops when competition resumes for sports.
    • Maintain attendance records of all participants.