This policy applies to all students, independent of vaccination status or prior infection by COVID-19.
The safety of our students, Members, and employees is our top priority and much thought and care has gone into protocols to protect the health and well-being of our community while maintaining the breadth and quality of experience that KBIA families have always enjoyed. Some things are different at KBIA these days—below is an overview of how the Member experience has evolved in response to COVID-19. All section protocols have been created with the safety of students, members, and employees in mind.
If you have any questions regarding an exposure or the proper protocol/access to rapid testing, contact the KBIA Office for guidance. KBIA will provide rapid tests to families for purchase if participants are symptomatic.
No participant is allowed to come to programs if they are sick without a daily rapid antigen COVID-19 test proving a negative result OR an alternative diagnosis in a doctor’s letter. If a child shows up ill, you will receive a call to pick them up promptly.
If any KBIA participant tests positive for COVID you MUST notify the KBIA Office so that we can alert other class members and staff of their exposure and ensure they monitor for new symptoms.
If ANY of the symptoms are consistent with any symptoms of COVID-19 we will require a negative rapid antigen test before the student can participate in classes. Test results can be sent to the Office by uploading a picture of your negative test result, along with pertinent name and contact information into this Google Form, daily. Alternatively, you can also email a photo of the test result to [email protected] or present it to the Front Office.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include any of the following
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Only children who are exposed to a person who tests positive in an INDOOR class will be notified. To continue with programming, exposed students from INDOOR programming must proceed with one of the following paths:
Option 1: Mask when indoors and outdoors (outdoors only when 6+ ft. distance cannot be maintained) for days 1- 5 (day one is the day AFTER the exposure occurred); if masking is the choice then the student would be excluded from any pool (swimming, diving, etc.) classes until a negative rapid test is submitted on day 6.
Option 2: Negative rapid antigen tests will be required to be performed by parents and submitted to a Google Form (linked here) prior to classes each day on days 1-6. Negative tests for exposed children (not positive cases) on days 1-6 will remove the masking requirement and allow children to participate in swim following an indoor exposure.
All negative rapid antigen tests (for those testing days 1-5 and those who test just on day 6) are required to be uploaded or emailed to the KBIA Office. Parents can either email [email protected], show a photo of the negative test result to the Front Office, or upload the photo to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/XfgBbyuu9JWchKsn6
If you do not have rapid antigen tests then you can purchase them in the KBIA Office.
Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms of COVID 19 through the end of the close contact observation period (day 10). Should your child exhibit any symptoms then we will require a negative rapid antigen test to participate in any classes.
COVID-19 Positive Students
If at any time your child tests positive for COVID-19 and has participated in KBIA programming that week (indoors OR outdoors) then you must:
- Email the Program Administrator IMMEDIATELY to inform KBIA of the positive test at [email protected]
- Include in the email if the child participated in free swim the day before or day of the positive test.
Your child will be excluded from programming until day 6 and will return wearing a mask indoors and outdoors at all times until day 11; they will be excluded from all swimming activities until day 11 (this directly aligns with the CDC’s protocol).
KBIA encourages (but does not require) all age-eligible participants to receive all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including boosters (if eligible) in accordance with the most updated recommendations from the CDC.
KBIA will require all STAFF, by the start of summer employment, to have received all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including boosters (if eligible) in accordance with the most updated recommendations from the CDC. Requests for medical exemption/reasonable accommodation to this requirement must be submitted to the Executive Director two (2) weeks prior to the staff ’s expected start date and will be reviewed on a case by case basis in accordance with applicable law.
We will not require outdoor masking. Should the virus change, KBIA may also require testing for regular class participation. At this time, no regular testing is required.
KBIA indoor masking will be tied to the level of community transmission – you can see the levels updated here every Thursday at 8pm: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html. KBIA will post our color-coded community transmission level on our outdoor bulletin boards every Friday. We will base our indoor masking in line with the different levels of transmission.
- Green (low): No indoor masking required though anyone who wishes to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
- Yellow (medium): Indoor masking highly recommended to protect our multigenerational households, but not required.
- Orange (high): Indoor masking required. Complimentary masks will always be available in the KBIA Office for anyone who needs/wants one.
Should the virus change, KBIA may also require testing for regular class participation. At this time, testing is not required for regular participation UNLESS there has been an exposure or confirmed case of COVID-19. Please see the Exposures to COVID-19 section for clarity.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the campus; you may wish to bring your own as well or we will have some for purchase in the KBIA Store.
Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces (such as door handles) is performed frequently throughout the day.
COVID-19 Mandated Closures
In the event of mandated closure, KBIA initiated quarantine or other exclusion by any governmental agency due to safety concerns with the COVID-19 Pandemic, any tuition or fees paid will NOT be refunded.