Since the city is open, what are the protocols we should follow?
July 2, 2021
Though ASM takes the City of Chicago and CDC guidance into account, we ultimately require all staff and participants to abide by our own safety regulations. For example, while the CDC states that mask wearing is now optional for those who are fully vaccinated, ASM will still require masks to be worn at all times. We remain strict in our safety protocols to keep our ASM program environments as safe as possible for teens and to prevent any COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition, all CBOs are required to implement the following ASM required health protocols:
- Clear Policies and Procedures (Essentials) – clear guidelines for each organization that adheres to the requirements from ASM and any other health protocols for their environment or the site where the program takes place
- Messaging and Signage -the guidelines, signage, etc. creates the most welcoming environment recognizing that every person has their own level of comfort with COVID-19
- Program Delivery – ensure that there are designated times and places for arrival to collect names of teens, arrival time and departure for contact tracing
- Respiratory Hygiene and Social Distancing, including pods – spatial considerations and respiratory hygiene is treated as basic to health and safety during this transition
- The CEO, Contract Manager, instructors, and other staff must familiarize themselves with the key requirements set forth in the Instructor Pledge and the Teen Health Pledge incorporated into the standards for engagement in every program
- A Facilities Management Plan
- Specialized Program Delivery Requirements
- Contact Tracing Program
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