- Girls Inc. – Online safety resources – LINK
- Girls Inc. – Facilitating online – LINK
- Buddy Program – American Camp Association Guide – LINK
- MENTOR Colorado Free Consulting (Technical Assistance) – LINK
Guidelines for Allowing Matches to Meet in Person (thank you for sharing!):
- Turned in “COVID plan” to the county health department for some good feedback.
- American Camp Association guide which they found helpful for day camp this summer
- COVID Policy added in to long term plan
- Matches meeting in person
- Pulling from county’s daycare protocols for guidelines and the little details
- Zoom for virtual mentoring: using interns and staff leads to hop around breakout rooms; hands on remote learning (kits delivered to houses); keep the same breakout rooms so relationships can develop
- COVID outbreak plans: immediately contact county health department; track attendance for contact tracing
- With accidents, personal insurance first and then the county (Chaffee County)
- Insurance agent advised on COVID clause for waiver – kept it very simple and researched clauses other programs were using (Buddy Program)
- Long term virtual planning??
- Waiting on direction from schools
- What to do when families ask them “what are we allowed to do”
- Waivers – wanting examples of some
- Do we need to add a COVID clause to our waivers?
- Do we need to contact our insurance companies to update? What does that look like?
- Best practices for Zoom with young people (see Girls Inc resources linked above)
- Mentors driving with students; is it covered under the mentor’s policy or the mentor org’s policy if there is an accident?
- Drew: Mentors are breaking protocols – how do we keep this from happening?
Erin having a yoga event for mentor and students tonight (Routt)
- If in car together have to wear a mask and clean things before and after – trusting their doing that
- Check temps of mentor and student
- Sign-in with symptom checks – have separate pens for clean and used
- Yoga mats have been cleaned by instructor and we clean and have designated spots set up
- Have to wear their mask when they are on mat
- Will dismiss partners so that they are staggered
- Water bottle and snacks – pre-wrapped, staff not touching
- Not picking kids up on org van, can only have 5 kids in van
- Not doing any indoor events, outdoor events up to 25
- Have sanitizer there
- Does student and mentor have to sign new waiver to participate in event? We decided yes
- Anytime anyone engages, even in buildings’ they have to sign form; county does contact tracing
- Should parents sign on a symptom form rather than student? Decided yes
Kristen (Chafee County)
- Not doing group activities, can’t transport mentee
- Permission slip rather than a waiver; no legal wording; mentor/mentee/guardian have to sign it; have to have it back before they meet
- Feeling the pressure from mentors and parents that they can’t drive together and have to visit outside; feeling like a broken record to have those conversations