CP Kids COVID19 Policies & Procedures for FALL 2021

The purpose of the following Policies and Procedures is to provide guidelines for maintaining a safe environment for children in CP Kids to gather and engage in the kid’s services, events, and activities at the church. These policies and procedures will be enforced to the best ability of our staff and volunteers, but also requires the honest adherence by families. If necessary, these guidelines may also be used to determine if CP Kids must be temporary closed.
 

CP Kids classrooms

  1. CP Kids rooms will present information signage materials and provide materials for sanitizing and screening.
  2. CP Kids will ensure no child in the ministry or immediate family have tested positive for COVID-19. In the event of a COVID-19 diagnosis within CP Kids and/or families, the CP Kids will may close for the necessary time to ensure the safety and health of all families.
  3. CP Kids rooms may be closed and reopened as necessary, as determined by Centerpointe Church staff in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all children and families.
 

Limiting Class-Size, Social Distancing, and Masks in CP Kids

  1. Class sizes must be limited in the following ways:
    a. To stay at or under the max gathering size.
      1. CP Kids room: 50
      2. Preschool room: 12
      3. Toddler room: 10
      4. Nursery: 8
      5. Social Distancing Guidelines will be observed as follows, to the best ability of our staff and volunteers, in conjunction with other measures listed below, such as screening procedures, hand-washing, etc., with the understanding that staff and volunteers cannot physically restrict children.
  2. Social Distancing Guidelines will be encouraged and observed as follows, to the best ability of our staff and volunteers, in conjunction with other measures listed below, such as screening procedures, hand-washing, etc., with the understanding that staff and volunteers cannot physically restrict children.
a. Kids under age 3: No social distancing guidelines will be followed.
b. Kids in Preschool room: The 3’ Social Distancing Guidelines will be encouraged and
   supported with adequate space and seating parameters set.

c. Kids in K through 5th Grades: The 3’ Social Distancing Guidelines will be encouraged and

   supported with adequate space and seating parameters set.

     3. Masks in CP Kids

Kids in CP Kids and CP Kids JR Classrooms will be encouraged but not enforced to wear a mask to cover their nose and mouth, unless they are determined to be necessary. 
     4. Screening Procedures at CP Kids check-in
    1.  

The screening process will include the following:

      1. Temperature Check and verbal screening
 

Drop-off & Pick-Up Procedures

  1. Pick-Up Locations will be as follows:
    1. CP Kids JR will pick-up their kids at the classroom
    2. CP Kids pickup will be at the southeast door to sanctuary
      1. A CP Kids Serve Team member will escort each kid out of CP Kids room and into sanctuary when parents arrive for pick-up
  1. Kids Ministry Volunteers and Staff to limit the spread of germs on touch-screens.
 

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, staff and volunteers will be trained to follow COVID-19 procedures as best as possible, however, the immediate safety of kids and families will be our priority and therefore, we will defer to standard emergency procedures of locking doors and seeking safe shelter.

Classroom Procedures

  1. Kids must immediately sanitize hands upon entering the classroom.
  2. Kids will be asked to observe Social Distancing policies.
  3. Kids who need diapers changed or need help in the bathroom will be helped by a CP Kids Serve Team member.
    1. Volunteers to wear gloves while changing diapers or helping in the bathroom.
    2. Kids must wash hands after using the restroom.
    3. Bathroom use must be limited to one child at a time, including during hand washing procedures, in order to maintain social distancing standards.
    4. Small toys to be sanitized after each service.
    5. All play surfaces to be wiped down by outgoing volunteer.
    6. Snacks (CP Kids JR) will only be pre-packaged and wiped down beforehand.

 

  1. Kids must wash hands for at least 20 seconds before snack is served.
  2. Kids must use hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol after snack is complete.
  3. Toys, Books, and other items will be limited in each classroom. Items used in the classroom will be sanitized each week.
  4. Classroom furniture and/or seating areas will be reset in each classroom to encourage and follow the Social Distancing standards outlined herein.
  5. Classroom doors will be propped open during drop-off and pick-up to limit the use of handles and spread of germs.
  6. All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized after gathering each week.
  7. The following supplies will be available to all classrooms each Sunday:
      1. Gloves
      2. Hand Sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
      3. Toilet Paper
      4. Paper towels
      5. Baby Wipes
      6. Antibacterial Hand Soap
      7. Disinfectant Spray

 

Family Responsibility & Expectations

  1. We ask that all families exercise personal responsibility during this time in efforts to follow CDC recommendations and keep all members and guests of Centerpointe Church healthy and safe. We ask families to observe and respect the following expectations:
  2. Do not bring kids who have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the past week (with or without fever).
  3. Notify Centerpointe Church Staff if/when any member of their immediate family has been diagnosed or directly exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  4. Notify Centerpointe Church Staff if/when any child begins experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms.
  5. Educate and equip kids and family on the importance of social distancing behavior.
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Guidelines to CP Kids Serve Team during COVID-19

  1. All volunteers must be under the age of 65 and have no underlying medical conditions which would predispose them to a complication of COVID-19.
  2. All volunteers must be willing and able to follow the policies and procedures as outlined herein.
  3. Volunteers to encouraged to wear facemasks, but not required to, while serving in Kids Ministry.
    1. Custom CP Kids masks (washable) are available for all volunteers
  4. Any volunteer who does not feel comfortable serving in CP Kids is asked to communicate that to Pastor Stephen so that an alternate volunteer can be located or classrooms closed, as needed. All volunteers must submit to the screening process as outlined in these policies.
 

Wacky Wednesday Guidelines

  1. All policies (except drop-off and pickup locations) are the same.
  1. Drop-off: Outside in park
  2. Pick-up: Pickup outside CP Kids room in hallway