Rochester Public Schools Community Education Youth Enrichment
COVID-19 Prevention Standards
RPS Community Education developed the following COVID-19 Prevention Standards under the guidance of the
Minnesota Departments of Health and Education and the Centers for Disease Control to minimize exposure to the
novel coronavirus. All prevention standards are subject to change as new guidance becomes available.
We remain committed to providing high quality opportunities for children to build new skills, to explore their future,
and to connect with one another and with positive adult role models
• Classes/camps enrollment will be limited as to ensure
adherence to requirements determined by Rochester
Public Schools, Olmsted County, and the State of
• Classes/camps will make all reasonable attempts to not
combine or mix with other individuals or groups.
• All classes are assigned to one or more dened indoor
and/or outdoor learning spaces. Staff will restrict activities
to those places, and any assigned path between them.
• Within the learning space(s), staff will remind participants
to maintain physical separation of at least six feet from
one another (12 feet for activities with signicant physical
exertion, such as an exercise class or sports camp).
• Staff will limit any closer proximity with participants to no
more than brief interactions within six feet (less than 1 min).
• Learning materials will be provided for individual use,
wherever possible; staff will separate any shared materials
and sanitize them between uses.
• Staff will discourage all physical contact in class/camp,
including handshakes, high-ves, etc., and suggest
alternate, non-contact greetings and celebrations for
participants to use (snaps, claps, call/response, etc.).
Health & Hygiene
• Participants and staff will wash hands frequently to reduce
transmission of germs, including, but not limited to, arrival
for class, before and after class/camp set-up, before and
after transitioning your group to another space, before and
after using any shared equipment.
• If hand washing is not possible in a situation, staff and
participants will use hand sanitizer instead (RPS Community
Education will make hand sanitizer available, where
• RPS Community Education will encourage participants to
bring their own rellable water bottles, to avoid needing to
drink from shared water fountains.
• RPS Community Education will follow mask requirements
determined by Rochester Public Schools, Olmsted
County, and the State of Minnesota. In the event those
requirements do not align, Community Education will
follow requirements currently in place within Rochester
Drop-off & Pick-up
• Parents/guardians and children must maintain social
distancing of at least six feet from non-family members,
including staff and other participants.
• Parents/guardians must perform a health status
screening based on current Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) guidance, persons showing any symptoms should
NOT attend class.
• Upon arrival children should wash their hands prior to
entering the learning space; parents/guardians should
not enter the group’s learning space.
• RPS Community Education requires frequent sanitizing of
high touch surfaces. In RPS buildings, maintenance staff
will perform this duty for xed building features (e.g.,
sinks, doorknobs, light switches, stair rails). Community
venue owners who host Community Education
programs, and transportation vendors who transport
Community Education participants agree to ensure this
• RPS Community Education requires instructors/coaches
to sanitize any shared materials and equipment between
classes/camps with EPA-approved cleaners capable of
eliminating the novel coronavirus.
• According to the CDC’s current guidance, people with
these symptoms may have an illness they can spread
to others: fever of 100.4 or greater, sore throat, cough,
shortness of breath or difculty breathing, new loss of
taste or smell, new onset of severe headache, nausea
or vomiting, and diarrhea. Additional symptoms may
be identied by the CDC. Adults/children with any
of the symptoms identied by the CDC, without an
alternate medical explanation provided, or who have
had exposure in the last 14 days to someone with these
symptoms, are not allowed to participate in Community
Education programs until they are no longer required to
self-isolate or quarantine based on CDC guidelines.
• If a participant exhibits signs of illness during a program,
we will separate them from the group and call parents/
guardians to pick them up.
Nate Schriever Ma Gove Amanda Garcia
Youth Program Manager Coordinator Youth Enrichment Coordinator Preschool Enrichment