Current COVID-19 Policies* (updated 9/19)
*Disclaimer: Policy subject to change.
From the September 16 Board of Health Meeting: The "COVID-19 Social Group Transmission Suppression Regulation" established by the Knox County Board of Health limits social gatherings of people 12 and older to 25, and is in effect from September 18 through at least October 1st. We rarely have this many adults or people 12+ in our facility, and have already chosen to keep the number of children at a max of 12, and total persons in the room to 25 for events such as parties.
Our Facility and the Five Core Actions
We take the health and safety of our staff, students, families, and customers very seriously. For at least September-October, and very likely through the entire fall semester, we will adhere to the following policies, unless otherwise published.
Physical Distancing. Class sizes will be limited to 6-12 students. Students will be spread around the room with a maximum of 4 students to a large table. Students will build independently using provided kits.
Pursuant to Knox County Board of Health Regulation No. 2020-1, “COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation,” we are encouraging all persons 12+ to wear a cloth face covering. The staff will be wearing face masks. Any child who brings a face mask will be encouraged to wear it if requested by their guardian. The restroom remains open for enrolled children only.
Proper Hand-washing. Students are required to use hand sanitizer or soap-and-water to wash their hands upon arrival and as necessary throughout the class period.
Cleaning Surfaces. Before and after each class, every table surface, door handle, light switch, and other common touch-points will be disinfected. Kits and materials will also be disinfected as necessary between uses.
Stay Home if You are sick. Upon arrival to class each week, your child's temperature will be taken before admittance, and you will be asked to confirm that neither your child nor family members have any symptoms of being sick. If you are unsure about an illness, please err on the side of caution. If your child is sick or has symptoms of being sick, and you call or email before 10am, you will be given class credit toward the next month's registration.