March 17, 2020 — COVID-19: Program Update

The health and wellness of Kids On Track families continues to be our highest priority. We have continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Canada utilizing trusted sources such as Alberta Health Services and Health Canada.

 

In our effort to limit the spread and risk of exposure to COVID-19 to the Kids On Track community and to the public, effective immediately Kids On Track will be suspending all programming.

 

The Kids On Track staff are going ahead with planning the Summer Program. We are hopeful that it will be offered. However, we will not be opening registration at this time.

 

The Kids On Track staff will continue to work from home where possible. The office will remain open with minimal staffing. If you need to get in touch with a staff member, we encourage you to call or email us, not come in.

 

We know that families are facing an unprecedented situation, one that can bring uncertainty and anxiety. Kids On Track is looking at creative ways to support families through this time. We encourage you to check our webpage regularly and subscribe to our Youtube channel (CLICK HERE). You can also keep in touch with Instagram (CLICK HERE) and Facebook (CLICK HERE).

March 13, 2020– COVID-19: Not time to panic, but absolutely time to take it seriously.

Top of mind for all of us right now is the COVID-19 virus. Like many organizations, Kids On Track is concerned about the health and safety of our participants. From the onset of the COVID – 19 out-break, Kids On Track has been closely monitoring and following recommendations from Alberta Health Services and Health Canada. We have put preventative measures in place including:

  • Increased on site cleaning

  • Hand sanitation and hand washing stations

  • Encouraging attendees to practice good public health practices including frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with an arm and avoiding touching their face

  • Modifying activities to increase distance between participants

  • Discouraging contact (such as high-5’s, hand shakes etc.) between participants

We have evaluated the exposure risks of our programs. Until further notice the following will be in effect:

  • We will cancel larger gatherings including Family Fun Night on March 14th.

  • We will cancel after school clubs (Character Clubs). Many schools are cancelling extracurricular activities and it is important to give consistent messages to parents. Until the schools have resumed extracurricular activities we will not hold clubs.

  • We will continue smaller gatherings such as Shift Youth, LITE activities and Active Families, with preventative measures in place.

If you are looking for more information about the COVID-19 out break, Alberta Health Services and Health Canada websites have up-to-date information and guidance. Kids On Track will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of Alberta Health Services and Health Canada.