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PALS Enrichment Programs will do our best to follow all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines for any in person gatherings, activities, or classes.  Where guidelines differ, we will choose the more cautious guideline.  

Mask policy
Current CDC guidelines state: “In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. In areas of substantial or high transmission, people might choose to wear a mask outdoors when in sustained close contact with other people, particularly if

  • They or someone they live with has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe disease.

  • They are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines or live with someone who is not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.”

Therefore, when Allegheny County transmission rates are substantial or high, we will require masks, but otherwise they will be optional.    

Screening protocol
We are asking each family to self screen for COVID-19 every week before attending PALS in person using a provided questionnaire and all current CDC guidelines, and to not attend if the results of the screening indicate that you should not.  

Isolation/quarantine protocol
If anyone in your household shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19, your family should isolate/quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines.  

If you learn that a member of your household has been exposed to someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis, please follow the CDC quarantining guidelines.  

For any absence, you will need to let the Jobs Coordinator know to expect your absence. This helps us to fill in where needed, so please let us know as soon as you can, especially if it’s the morning of classes! In helping to protect the integrity of our community and one another, we're happy to help facilitate notifying classes that may have been exposed if someone in your family has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Please read and agree to the this waiver before attending anything in person with PALS Enrichment Programs.