COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

KID Museum is committed to keeping all campers and staff safe throughout the summer. Please review our Health & Safety Protocols and take note of the role we are asking each family and individual to take on as we work together for a safe and fun summer.

Role of KID Museum

  • Provide space that allows physical distancing for campers and staff members.
  • Conduct frequent, scheduled disinfection of high-touch surfaces throughout the day, as well as nightly deep cleanings.
  • Maintain a supply of face masks for campers who forget to bring one to camp, and provide PPE for all staff and apprentices.
  • Provide hand-sanitizer throughout the space and at every work table.
  • Provide a separate bin for each camper to store personal belongings as well as camp materials and tools.
  • Posters will be displayed throughout the campus reminding all to use proper handwashing and healthy practices to stop the spread of germs
  • Small groups
  • Immediately separate and isolate a camper or employee who develops symptoms during the camp day.
  • Immediately inform the community if a camper or employee tests positive for COVID-19; follow CDC, State of Maryland, and County guidelines for immediate and thorough contact-tracing and for cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Provide airflow and ventilation inside the Museum.
  • Provide outdoor “break areas” for campers to remove their mask safely for a brief period of time. Weather permitting, we will prioritize and encourage staff to do as many lessons outside as possible. Social distancing policies will be followed as much as possible with all outdoor activity.
  • Continually review guidance from CDC, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services and update protocols accordingly.

Role of KID Museum Staff & Apprentices

  • Conduct self-Health Assessment Checklist, including a temperature check
  • Conduct temperature check upon arrival (outside) for anyone who enters the building
  • STAY HOME if you are feeling ill, have a temperature above 100.4, and/or exhibit any of the symptoms/close contact on the checklist.
  • STAY HOME if anyone in your household presents with COVID-like symptoms.
  • Wear a face mask at all times, unless eating.
  • Maintain six feet of distance from other people, even when you are outside.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Notify Camp Director immediately if you or someone in your home tests positive for COVID-19, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
  • Do not administer any first aid to campers. Contact guardian in the event of an emergency.

Role of the Family

  • Sign COVID 19 policy before child may attend camp.
  • Conduct the daily Health Assessment Checklist each morning that your child attends camp.
  • KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME if they are sick. If they have a temperature above 100.4 and/or exhibit any of the symptoms/close contact on the checklist, they must stay home from camp.
  • KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME if anyone in your household presents with COVID-like symptoms.
  • Notify KID Museum at 301-897-5437 or info@kid-museum.org immediately if your child or someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19, or if your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Remain outside of KID Museum at all times, including during drop off and pick up. A KID staff member will check camper in and out at outside station.
  • Provide 2-3 clean face masks for camper per day – masks must be 2- or 3-ply cloth masks, medical masks, or N-95 masks, gaiters and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Per Maryland State travel guidance, we strongly encourage families to get tested for COVID-19 upon their return from out-of-state travel prior to the start of camp.
  • Have an authorized adult prepared for an emergency pick up at all times.

Role of the Camper

  • Participate in a temperature check upon arrival at KID.
  • Wear a face mask at all times, unless eating.
  • Bring a water bottle and nut-free snacks and lunch every day. Leave all other personal belongings at home.
  • Eat all snacks and meals outside. If weather does not allow for this, sit indoors where assigned by KID staff.
  • Tell your parents when you are not feeling well, even if it feels like something very minor.
  • Immediately contact the KID support staff member onsite if you are not feeling well during the camp day; be specific about your symptoms.
  • Always maintain six feet of distance between you and other people at camp, even outside.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available, specifically before & after meals, before & after using shared materials, and between activities.
  • Do not share personal items and/or food with anyone.

Note: These protocols may be updated by KID Museum from time to time as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services evolves.

Additional questions or concerns? Please email us at info@kid-museum.org.