COVID-19 Health and Safety

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Inspire Behavioral Learning, LLC takes your health and safety seriously. We follow requirements and guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), local county and city requirements, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the protocols below. You will be notified of modifications to our protocols in accordance with CDPH, local, and CDC modifications.

Health and Safety for Outdoor Camps

Before camp

For Our Staff: All of our staff provide proof of being fully vaccinated to work in person. All of our staff complete a COVID-19 health and safety training before beginning work in person.

 

For Our Campers: If you are traveling before camp, please follow CDC guidance for travelers before camp arrival to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Campers should be familiar with and follow all state and local recommendations or requirements for their destination and the jurisdictions they pass through during travel.

Health Screening

 

Upon arrival for drop-off, all campers’ parents/guardians will be given health screening questions:

  • Is your child or any member of your child’s household showing COVID-19 symptoms? Y/N (If no, your child may attend camp.)

  • Has your child, or anyone your child has been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19 within the last two weeks? Y/N (If no, your child may attend camp.)

  • Has your child been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official in the last two weeks? Y/N (If no, your child may attend camp.)

  • On camp days with a chance of rain: Does your child have a mask or face covering and one spare mask or face covering for indoor activity? Y/N (If yes, your child may attend camp.)

 

COVID-19 symptoms:

 

  • Fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or chills

  • Cough (for individuals with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (for individuals with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose (for individuals with chronic congestion or runny nose, a change or increase from baseline) 

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

No single symptom indicates someone has COVID-19, and many COVID-19 symptoms can occur when a person does not have COVID-19 or any infectious illness. Instead, we use symptom screening to determine if a student currently has an infectious illness that they might pass on to others. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Children with these symptoms may have COVID-19 or another infectious illness and should not attend our services in person, regardless of whether the illness is COVID-19. For students with chronic conditions, a positive screening should represent a change from their typical health status.

During Camp

  • Our camp is outdoors.

  • Small group sizes: 8 children per group.

  • Physical Distancing:​

    • Camps maintain where practicable:

      • At least 3 feet between all campers within a cohort

      • At least 6 feet between all campers outside of their cohort

      • At least 6 feet between campers and staff

      • At least 6 feet between staff

      • Camp staff use physical or visual guides where possible to reinforce physical distancing in areas where not fully vaccinated persons may be interacting with one another.

  • Disinfecting: Camp staff disinfect high contact surfaces before and after staff and campers use them.

  • Masks: We do not require masks outdoors. In the event of rain, we do a small portion of activities in covered areas and require children to wear masks indoors. 

    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose and may be removed to eat. 

    • Camper families who believe that a medical exception applies to their child must communicate this to camp operators before drop-off at camp. 

    • Make sure your camper(s) have more than one mask on hand so that they can easily replace a used mask with a clean one. 

  • Isolation Area: Camp staff will keep a designated isolation area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID-like symptoms from others.

  • Outbreak: In the event of an outbreak, the camp will be closed, and cancellation policies in our Terms and Conditions will apply.

  • Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing: staff and campers wash their hands, use hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol at the beginning and end of each camp day and in the following circumstances:

    • Before and after eating food, touching their faces, and handling their cloth face coverings

    • After using the restroom, blowing their noses, coughing, or sneezing

    • When washing hands, staff and campers do so for a minimum of 20 seconds and clean under the fingernails as well. 

  • Preventing Crowds From Gathering: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM drop-off times and 4:00 PM-4:30 PM pick-up times allow for staggered arrival, and camp staff use physical markers where possible to establish physical distance between families at drop-off and pick-up times.

  • Covering Coughs and Sneezes: Campers and staff cover their mouths and noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or use the inside of their elbows, and throw used tissues in the trash. 

 

Case Identification and Contact Tracing

  • For case identification and contact tracing, your contact information may be shared with applicable health authorities when required, while maintaining, to the greatest extent possible, the privacy and confidentiality of any staff or campers who may present with symptoms or test positive.

  • Our staff or campers with symptoms will be isolated immediately and referred for testing. They should remain isolated at home until the test result is returned. 

  • Camps provide spaces for symptomatic and infected campers and staff to isolate on-site. For campers to return home safely, our staff will call parents/guardians and emergency contacts to pick them up early.

  • Camp operators will notify all parents/guardians and the health department immediately following a positive test result for COVID-19, and work with local public health officials to identify close contacts as well as quarantine, testing, and isolation recommendations or requirements.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, campers and staff should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 following an exposure. If they experience any symptoms, they should then follow their medical provider and local health department guidance for isolation and COVID-19 clinical evaluation.

  • If a camp is calling an ambulance or bringing someone to a healthcare facility, camp staff will try to call first to alert the facility that the person may have COVID-19. 

Health and Safety for In-Home Services

  • Symptom Checks: All customers and employees are advised to cancel in-person sessions if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other contagious illness. The sessions may be rescheduled online.

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: For in-home services, we ask that clients provide a clean and sanitized work area for our service providers while they work with clients. The designated space(s) the child and staff will be using at the child’s home must be thoroughly disinfected with CDC-approved cleaning products before and after each session on the day of the session, to include the restroom that the staff will be using. The designated space(s) and any changes in designated space(s) the child and staff will be using must be communicated to the staff before the onset of services, and any newly designated space(s) must be disinfected as indicated above. Our staff agree to disinfect all high-contact surfaces and items at the start and end of sessions and frequently throughout sessions.

  • Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing: All customers and employees are advised to wash their hands, use hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol at the beginning and end of each session and in the following circumstances, based on the CDC page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html:

    • Before eating or preparing food 

    • Before touching your face

    • After using the restroom

    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

    • After handling your cloth face covering

    • After changing a diaper

    • After caring for someone sick

    • After touching animals or pets

    • Additionally, our staff will not engage in the following during sessions: consume or prepare food or drinks, change diapers, and care for someone sick. When washing hands, do so for a minimum of 20 seconds and clean under the fingernails as well. If our staff will be washing hands in your bathroom, our staff agree to use a tissue, paper towel, or wipe to turn off the faucet, turn off the light, and open/close the bathroom door after hand washing instead of using their bare hands. 

  • Face Touching: All customers and employees are advised to refrain from touching their eyes, nose, and mouth as far as practicable during sessions, and if they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth, they agree to wash or sanitize their hands as described above.

  • Physical Distancing: All customers and employees are advised to use physical distancing of 3-6 ft. where practicable and to not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact while interacting with others at the home. Our staff also refrain from using physical prompts. 

  • Preventing Crowds From Gathering: All customers and employees are advised to bring other children into the session only with prior express agreement with the Company for in-person groups. 

  • Face Coverings: For health care services, all individuals at the home age two or older who are present during sessions in person agree to wear properly fitted masks covering their nose and mouth. If you believe that a medical exception applies to any individual in the home over age two who will be present during your in-person health care sessions, you agree to communicate this via email or phone call to the staff before the start of services. For tutoring services, masks are recommended but no longer required either indoors or outdoors for home sessions. 

  • Covering Coughs and Sneezes: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Our staff agree to follow these same terms.

  • Outdoor Space and Ventilation: Utilize outdoor space for sessions at the child’s home, and if sessions take place indoors, open a window or door for ventilation. Our staff agree to follow these same terms.

  • Cancellations: Cancel sessions by contacting the Company and staff in the event of anyone in your household being exposed to someone with COVID-19 or anyone in your household showing symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.4 or higher, or symptoms of any other illness. Our staff agree to follow these same terms.

  • COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine and Isolation: In the event that any member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, you agree to follow testing, quarantine and isolation guidelines of the CDC and applicable orders of Health Officers before continuing to receive services from the Company in person. Our staff agree to these same terms for providing services in person. All of our staff begin or return to in-person work from quarantine or isolation only after testing negative on a COVID-19 viral test or isolating for the required number of days.

 

Additional terms our staff follow:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination: All of our staff must be fully vaccinated before beginning work in person

  • Sanitization: All of our staff sanitize frequently touched surfaces and materials at the beginning and end of each session and throughout sessions. Gloves are provided to our staff as optional to wear, and staff must clean their hands before putting on gloves and after removal of gloves. 

 

These events render us unable to provide onsite or in-home services:

  • Not following one or more of the guidelines listed above

  • Any member of the household shows symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC or shows symptoms of any other contagious illness

  • Local, state, or federal requirements prohibit the rendering of services 

We hope that you and those around you are and remain safe and healthy. We are privileged to have you as a customer, and we are working hard to continue serving you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or if there is anything we can do to further support you. Thank you for your business and your trust in Inspire Behavioral Learning.

Contact: Contact Inspire Behavioral Learning to see if our services are right for you!

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Email: info@inspirebehavior.com
Phone: 510-296-5519

Fax: 510-296-5780

Hours:

M-F   8:00 AM-7:30 PM

Sat    9:00 AM-6:30 PM

Sun   Closed

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  • Contra Costa County

  • Alameda County

  • Santa Clara County

  • Solano County

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