KBIA COVID-19 Protocols

Updated January 25, 2024
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.

General Guidelines

Sickness Policy

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 to [email protected] or present it to the Front Office.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include any of the following (as found on the CDC’s COVID website)

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Exposures

Only children who are exposed to a person who tests positive in an INDOOR class will be notified. No testing or masking is required to return to class, unless a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms. In that case, the student is required to obtain a negative rapid antigen test or alternative doctor’s diagnosis as described above under the Sickness Policy.

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]
  • Follow any required isolation timeline from the CDC (refer to the agency’s Quarantine and Isolation tracker linked here)

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.

Vaccination

KBIA encourages (but does not require) all age-eligible participants and Staff (Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors) to receive all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including boosters (if eligible) in accordance with the most updated recommendations from the CDC.

Masking and Testing

As of May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has expired. At this time, non-symptomatic individuals are permitted, but not required, to mask indoors or outdoors. Staff, students and parents may look to the community’s COVID-19 hospital admission level for guidance as to whether masking is advisable on an individual basis. The following link can be used to view this detail: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html. In addition, testing is not required for regular participation at this time unless an individual is symptomatic. Please see the Sickness Policy above for clarity.

COVID-19 Refund Policy

In the event of missed class due to a student’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, any tuition or fees paid will NOT be refunded.