To ensure the health of children and volunteers, we ask that sick children do not attend RiverKids.
The Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child should not leave home when any of the following symptoms exist:
Fever (over 100.4 degrees); Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours; Any symptom of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox or whooping cough; Common cold, including colored runny nose; Sore throat; Croup; Any unexplained rash; Any skin infection – boils, ringworm or impetigo; Untreated pink eye or other eye infection; Any communicable disease; or Lice, including the presence of eggs.
These are the guidelines that we follow and we request that a child or volunteer be free of fever for 24 hours before coming back to RiverKids.
If your child appears to be sick at the time of check in, our volunteers will request that you do not check in your child. Additionally, we request that you use discernment when checking in the siblings of a child experiencing the symptoms above, as they may also be contagious as well.
In the event of a contagious disease (lice, chicken pox, etc.) parents will be notified.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our wellness policy, please email our RiverKids Team Leader, Gwen Massey at Gwen@RiverCanton.com.