Dr. Arati Karnik, MD, a member of Urban Adventure Squad's Board of Directors, discusses our safety protocols and the importance of the outdoors in reducing COVID transmission.
OUTDOOR MASKS NOW OPTIONAL
Effective immediately, the Squad is making masks optional--outdoors only--for programs that we host. We will remain fully masked during the indoor portions of our programs, with no exceptions. We request that all participants wear a KN95 or surgical mask for all indoor time. The Squad will provide these to any child who doesn’t have them.
We expect that we will continue to remain masked indoors through the summer, and that, unless local and state guidance on outdoor masking changes, we will continue to make masks optional when we are outdoors.
If this decision affects your ability to participate in future UAS programs, please notify us no later than Tuesday, April 5. If you paid a program fee, we can offer a full refund, and if you accessed a scholarship, we will offer your spot to another family. We are unable to offer any refunds for this reason after Tuesday, April 5.
WHEN NOT TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO OUR PROGRAM
If your child has tested positive for COVID, they should not rejoin Squad programs for at least 10 days, until symptoms resolve, and they take at least one negative test. If symptoms included fever, they should be fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Do not send your child to a Squad program if they're experiencing any of the follow symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Do not send your child if a household member has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or if they have been a close contact of someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Urban Adventure Squad follows local and federal guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to adapt and revise our protocols as we follow the science and continue our year-round programming.