The following changes are temporary
adjustments to ensure a safe enviroment.
PCC SACC Parents
In this time of many disruptions, our team will do its best to support your family. As we do, we also ask for your support in the following ways:
Communication is key during this time of constant change. Please be checking your email for updates or new information we send. Also we ask families to keep us informed of important information regarding your campers.
Please send your camper(s) with a water bottle since the drinking fountains will be shut down. Campers still have access to water at After School Camp, but it will be easier and healthier if they have their own water bottles.
Please inform Megan Carrion (PCC SACC’s site director), or Victor Hernandez (PCC SACC’s executive director) if anyone in your immediate family is diagnosed with COVID-19. For confidentiality, we don’t need to know who, but simply that an immediate family member contracted COVID-19.
PCC SACC asks families to follow CDC quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 close contact cases. Our policy will adjust based on the most up to date CDC guidelines.
Please wear a mask when you are on PCC campus.
Please don't send your child to PCC SACC if they are sick and consult with your doctor as soon as possible. Also, please don't send your camper back to PCC SACC until they are symptom-free for 24 hours. We appreciate how communicative parents have been regarding their camper’s health (as a reminder any health information you share is strictly confidential).
Causes Of A Temporary Closure
After School Camp would be canceled for one of the following reasons:
If a staff member or camper tests positive for COVID-19 or comes in close contact with someone known to have tested positive for COVID-19*
If San Mateo County Health Department recommends closure of community facilities in our area.
If After School Camp runs out of hand sanitizer or disinfectant spray/wipes.
*Using the Redwood City District’s Contact Protocol PCC SACC would closed for a Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis (“CASE”) or a Primary Contact (“CONTACT”), but not necessarily a Secondary or Tertiary Contact (“CONTACTS OF CONTACT”)
During A Temporary Closure
PCC SACC staff would inform parents of a cancelation as soon as possible. If the decision is made to cancel After School Camp, an email would immediately go out to all After School Camp families informing them of the cancelation. Any cancelation would also appear on our website.
After a cancellation due to COVID-19 PCC SACC would be closed for a minimum of 5 days. During the temporary closure we will assess the level of exposure to all groups associated with PCC SACC. This assessment will occur in conjunction with the San Mateo County Health Department's School and Child Care Centers Team. PCC SACC staff would keep families informed of these developments as they unfold through email, on our website, and social media platforms.
Additionally, any family with a camper in a group with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case will receive an email informing them of the possible COVID-19 close contact exposure.
Our goal is to keep cohorts (groups) healthy and safe. This means:
There will only be 1 group at a play ground at a time. Other outdoor areas will be coned off to create individual sections for groups.
Normal programming activities where kids mix with other groups are modified. For example groups will do Choice Time and Bible Time together without contacting other groups and with separate supplies.
We added an additional recess time from 2:30-3:30 where every group has access to an outdoor space.
Switching between groups will be severely limited.
PCC SACC Cohorts/Groups
Preventative Measures Before Programming
1) PCC SACC office staff will remain in communication with San Mateo County Health Department and Redwood City School District to remain informed of any updates or information that would require a PCC SACC temporary closure.
2) All class rooms and pertinent areas are disinfected, particularly where snack preparation occurs.
3) We will also be shutting off drinking fountains prior to programming to help prevent spreading germs (Campers will have access to drinking water through other means).
4) All staff's temperatures are recorded before beginning work.
5) Every group is supplied with their own individual cohort materials. This includes outdoor equipment, craft supplies, and any other game or activity. In the rare event of sharing of supplies everything is throughly disinfected by a staff member before going to a new group.
Preventative Measures During Programming
1) When campers are at PCC, PCC SACC staff regularly disinfects their classrooms and keep track of disinfecting practices on a sanitation log.
2)Campers also wash their hands or using hand sanitizer when they are dropped off, entering their classroom, and before and after eating. Hand sanitizer is available at all sign-in and sign-out areas.
3) Since drop-off and pick-up creates high contact areas we temporarily adjusted our drop-off and pick-up procedures to reduce contact while still practicing safe procedures.
4)Health checks will continue as part of our drop-off process. Health checks include asking a few health questions to the parent and taking the camper’s temperature.
5) Everyone will continue wearing face masks. The only exception is when kids are actively playing outside or eating.
6)We will continue to practice social distancing and keeping cohorts separate from each other.
*It is important to note that campers won’t be using or touching the disinfectant to keep in line with safe, healthy practices
Preventative Measures After Programming
After programming PCC SACC leads are debriefing with staff on weekly basis improve and reinforce these procedures.
Also each night PCC’s janitorial team thoroughly cleans each classroom by following the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning community facilities.
Preventative Measures- Canceling Nonessentials
Sadly this means all family events are canceled until further notice. However, our PCC SACC team is working hard to create unique, fun, and safe alternatives