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PLAYGROUND RE-OPENING GUIDE

A COVID-19 preparedness plan for Summer Playgrounds

July-August 2020

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In addition to our extensive Staff Manual, Staff training and orientations and safety protocols, Playground Program Management has developed a comprehensive plan to respond to and prepare for operating conditions while considering COVID-19. These plans follow the current guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and local government and health agencies.

Background We pride ourselves in the Green Bay Summer Playground Program to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our guests and employees. Safety always has been and continues to be our number one priority. Due to the current pandemic, we will be instituting a number of policy and procedural changes for the 2020 season. Guests will notice a number of significant differences from our normal operating procedures. These changes are necessary to allow us to open and to be able to provide a safe environment for our community to enjoy in a healthy way. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our guests as we implement these necessary changes. The plan that follows has been created through thorough research, coordination and education with CDC, WEDC, DHS, and local government and health agencies. This is comprised of the most up to date guidelines, recommendations and industry standards for the aquatic industry.

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THE GREEN BAY SUMMER PLAYGROUND PR OGRAM COVID -19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN: Encourages frequent and effective handwashing Requires use of facemasks for employees Recommends use of facemasks for guests Enacts a comprehensive sanitation program using chemicals shown to be effective against COVID-19 for high-touch surfaces Establishes procedures and capacities that allow for appropriate levels of physical distancing

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The understanding and cooperation of our guests and the strict adherence by staff to the policies documented will mitigate the risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 as much as possible at our playground sites. It should be noted that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.

Guest Guidelines and Communication Communication Guidelines will be communicated to guests prior to arrival via City of Green Bay website, social media platforms and local media press releases. Signage will be posted throughout the facilities to provide clear instructions to guests. It is recommended not to visit if:  You have symptoms of illness, are feeling ill, or have had recent illness.  You have any of the following conditions or other risk factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) o 65 years and older o Live in a nursing home or long-term care facility o Have chronic lung, kidney or liver disease or moderate to severe asthma o Compromised immune system o Severe obesity o Diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html

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Hand Sanitizing and Hygiene Guidelines FIVE STEPS TO WASH YOUR HANDS THE RIGHT WAY Wet your hands with clean, running water, turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Birthday Song” from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Guests should wash and/or sanitize hands frequently by using the restroom facilities and hand sanitizing stations located throughout the playground sites. Signs with proper handwashing procedures will be posted in all restrooms.

Face Coverings

Green Bay Summer Playground staff will be required to wear face coverings. Guests are encouraged to follow the same guideline by wearing a face covering while in the facility.

Physical Distancing Guests should respect the physical distance between their party and other parties with a minimum of six feet of space. Physical distancing requirements will be encouraged in all areas of the playground site, including the shelter, open shelter, grass play areas, play equipment, and courts. Capacity limits will be put into effect to accommodate physical distancing requirements during structured programming. Signs and Playground Summer staff will serve to remind guests of this policy. Participants must refrain from physical contact including – hugging, handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, etc. Guests refusing to comply with physical distancing requirements may be asked to leave the facility.

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Prior to Guest Arrival 

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Staff training provided to create a better understanding of rules and expectations o Handling unsafe conditions and emergency situations o How to protect themselves o Preventative measures o When to stay home o Symptoms to be concerned about o What actions to take if they become unwell o How to practice good hygiene (covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands and using hand sanitizer after transactions, avoid touching their face, sanitizing surfaces and equipment) o What physical distancing measures will be in place o Confidence in managing physical distancing o How to properly use, clean and dispose of PPE o How to properly clean, sanitize and disinfect Daily staff screenings include self-temperature check and assessments recommended by CDC upon entry to work. Physical distancing among staff is always recommended Staff trainings, in-services and orientations will be done virtually when possible or in small groups when necessary to meet in person

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Program Green Bay Summer Playground Program cleaning and disinfecting processes have been enhanced to include routine sanitizing of restrooms, high-touch surfaces and walkways. All products follow guidelines provided by CDC and chemical manufacturers’ Safety Data Sheets. Disinfectant/sanitizing products meet the standards of EPA-approved emerging viral pathogen claims that re expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 based on data for harder to kill viruses. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19

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How to clean and disinfect Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. CLEAN Clean surfaces using soap and water. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards (POS Systems), toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. DISINFECT Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use a household disinfectant. *Recommend use of EPA-registered household disinfection. Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. Many products recommend: *Keeping surface wet for a period of time *Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the products. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility-H.pdf

Restrooms Restrooms will be cleaned on a regular basis or as needed. Further, restrooms will remain open during the Summer Playground hours and be closed at the conclusion of the program each day. All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized more frequently.

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Playground Hours and Program Details Summer 2020 Playground Schedule Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 16 Playground Locations: Eastside Joannes VT Pride Eastman JFK Danz McAuliffe Astor Eisenhower

Westside Fisk Ft. Howard Marquette Tank Fritsch John Muir Perkins Mather Heights

During the Summer Playground Program, we will be allowing a ratio of 8 kids to 2 Playground Leaders in structured programs (arts and crafts, WLS program, Brown County Library Program). We will not be offering our large special events – Games Day, Track and Novelty Day, Wildlife Sanctuary Day, Talent Show, Sports Tournament, Kiddie Parade, Kiddie Karnival. We will also not be having any theme days or field trip days. The Green Bay Area Public School District summer lunch program will not be offered in conjunction with the Summer Playground Program this year.

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Safe Workplace Practice A combination of engineering/administrative controls, safe workplace practices, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to protect staff health and safety.

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Limited access to shelters. Provide personal hand sanitizing bottles Promote frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing

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Staff are instructed to stay home if they exhibit symptoms of illness, feel ill or or have had recent illness o It is recommended for staff to stay home if they have any of the following conditions or other risk factors identified by CDC:  Asthma, Diabetes, Obesity  Heart, liver, lung or kidney disease  Immunocompromised  Over the age of 65 years Use of mobile staff updates (text messaging, online resources) Alternative communication plans with management via email, phone, web meetings and messaging Enhanced training regarding hygiene and personal protection in addition to orientation and departmental training

Staff Temperature Checks Staff will self-monitor their temperatures. Any staff with a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed to work.

Team Member Face Covering All Summer Playground Staff will be provided a face covering as part of their uniform to be worn during each shift as identified for their job function and as long as it is safe to do so. Staff is trained in the proper use and cleaning of face coverings.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Summer Playground employees will be provided all necessary PPE. Most PPE will be in each locations first aid kit. In addition, team members will use PPE following guidelines from the CDC, OSHA, and local officials based upon job function and as safe to do so. Staff is trained in the proper use, disposal and location of PPE for their job functions.

Equipment List PPE is used based on specific job functions and certification levels. The following is a list of PPE intended for protection against bacterial and viral pathogens or while using abrasive disinfectants and sanitizers.  Gloves  Surgical Masks

Resources Wisconsin Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: Entertainment and Amusement (Page 5) https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Playground Program Re-Opening Guide  

A COVID-19 preparedness plan for Summer Playgrounds

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A COVID-19 preparedness plan for Summer Playgrounds

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