The CSC COVID-19 POLICY

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

In light of the spread of COVID-19, the Community Sailing Center are facilities are closed to the general public, and our team is not available in person. Staff can still be reached via email or (802)864-2499. We are committed to maintaining safe programming for our community, and will continue to update this page as more information is made available.

The CSC continues to closely monitor the following state or federal health agencies. 

 

ADULT PROGRAMS July 30, 2020

We are eager to get our adult participants on Lake Champlain for some late season play! Our new Learn to Sail: Laser edition will teach sailors how to master the basics of sailing independently (and socially distanced!) The sessions are offered on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. All participants are required to go through a health and temperature screening each day prior to entering the facility. Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

More information is available on the registration page.

 

YOUTH PROGRAM UPDATE: July 15, 2020

The CSC is excited to offer summer camps this summer. We are currently abiding by the State of Vermont’s protocols for safety measures relating to this programs, so our overall camp capacity is smaller than other years. Our operations prioritizes both a fun and safe environment for our kids. Our updated camp programs are now available on our website, but please note that we are currently only accepting information to our wait list. There is no guarantee that addition to the list will result in acceptance to the program.

 

RENTALS UPDATE: August 28, 2020

Our priority is to work within the state regulations and staff resources and run all our programs safely. For these reasons, the CSC has cancelled rentals for the Season. We are not renting any boats or paddlecraft.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at info@communitysailingcenter.org.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What safety measures are you using to prevent the spread of COVID?The CSC is committed to following the safety protocols as defined by the Department of Children and Families. This includes but is not limited to daily health screenings, limiting group size, and regular cleaning and disinfection of the building. For continued safety of the staff and the children, the facility will otherwise remain closed to the general public. 

 

  • Are group sizes being adjusted or reconfigured?All groups will be no more than 25 individuals in a single classroom or care area, including instructors. Our camps will provide a student to instructor ratio of roughly 7:1 in a single class. There will be three single classes in a group and that group will never have more than 25 people per state guidance. 

 

  • How is the CSC managing indoor spaces during programs? The CSC has identified several indoor spaces including our classroom, deck, program room, and office for safe distance inside. Groups of 25 will stay within their assigned space for the duration of their camp. During inclement weather, the campers will participate in activities in these designated areas.

 

  • Will campers be required to wear face coverings?As per the recommendations of the Department of Children and Families, we require all children to wear a face covering during the check in and departure process. Once they are with their group they are no longer required to wear a face covering. Children who are more comfortable wearing their face coverings are encouraged to do so in situations excluding eating, swimming or when they get wet. To avoid safety hazards, campers will not be permitted to wear face coverings during on water activities.If they do not have one, a face covering can be provided to them. Suitable options include a clean single use mask, reusable cloth face mask, and buff.
  • Will campers be practicing social distancing?We are practicing social distancing via group configurations as listed above, therefore individuals will not be required to stay 6 ft apart during programs. The Vermont Department of Health has recognized that social distancing amongst young children is at times impossible and therefore are encouraging camps to focus on group distancing as the priority.

 

  • Are the hours of operation changing?The CSC is only open for kids camps at this time, with no rental or adult programs being offered. Camp will continue to operate between 9am-4pm with early drop off and late pick up options available. 

 

  • What should I do if my camper is traveling from out of state?Any out of state campers are required to self-quarantine for at least 14 days in Vermont or receive negative test results after day 7 before engaging in any program. If your camper is unable to comply with this rule, please do not sign up for camp. 

 

  • What should I do in the event my child gets sick while at camp?If a camper becomes ill during the hours of their program, their parent or guardian will be contacted immediately and the camper will be sent home as soon as possible. During the time the sick child remains at the CSC, they will be kept away from other campers to avoid spread of the contagion. If your child is exposed to an individual who has gotten sick outside of camp, please notify the CSC as soon as possible. Those exposed will be asked to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Vermont Department of Health. If you have any other questions, please refer to the Vermont Department of Health for more resources. 

Please direct all questions via email info@communitysailingcenter.org or call 802.864.2499.