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 and were developed from guidance from the CDC, American Camp Association, and the American Red Cross.
* Subject to adjustment based on local, State, and Federal guidance from the CDC, American Camp Association, and American Red Cross.
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.
Do not come to the KBIA if you are feeling unwell. Participants who are ill must not attend programs or camps as they could infect other participants. If a child participant becomes ill while in a class, he or she will be temporarily cared for while a family member is notified for pick-up. Should a child become ill on the day of a class, notification should be sent to the KBIA Office a minimum of one hour before the start time of the class.
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.
KBIA will not require indoor masking at this time. We will monitor the landscape of the virus and we will follow current CDC guidance on indoor masking should that shift.
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.
Exposures to COVID-19
The below information is accurate as of March 15, 2022, and aligns with guidance from the CDC on exposures to a positive COVID-19 case and any resulting need for quarantine. For the most recent policy, please refer to the CDC website on this subject located here.
All vaccinated participants exposed to a positive COVID-19 case will not be required to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic following an exposure.
Any unvaccinated/age ineligible participant who is exposed or who experiences one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (see full list) will be required to provide a negative rapid test result (daily) or an alternative diagnosis from a medical professional to participate in programming until the exposure window, as advised by the CDC has been met. **
Should ANY participant or staff member test positive for COVID-19, please refer to the CDC for full guidance on the length of a required quarantine before returning to participate in KBIA classes.
** At the time of this publication (March 15, 2022), that timeframe is 5 days if returning to a class (and wearing a mask) and 10 days if returning to classes where the participant will be unmasked, though it is subject to change/revision with guidance if new details of the virus emerge.