COVID-Safe Precautions

Our safety policies for Covid-19

Voxel Academy
COVID-safe Precautions

Physical Distancing

  • Any time that employees are less than 6 ft. from each other or interacting with members, they must wear a face covering.
  • Ensure employee and member groupings are as static as possible by having the same group of members stay with the same staff whenever and wherever possible
  • Limit group size to maintain small safe groups of members
  • Groups will not utilize common spaces at the same time (members will rotate after a space is sanitized and inspected)
  • Multiple single-occupancy bathrooms
  • Only members and staff permitted inside of the premises to limit the number of people
  • Staggered pick-up and drop-off times
  • Designated one-way routes through hallways to prevent accidentally contact

Hygiene

  • On-site EMT
  • All members and staff must wear masks when physical distancing is not possible
  • All members must have their own water bottle
  • Temperature checks on arrival
  • Members and staff required to frequently wash their hands
  • Hand sanitizer in every room
  • HEPA Filters in every Lesson and Activity room
  • Adhere to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) and maintain logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning and disinfection.

Additional Steps

  • All staff are tested weekly
  • All staff have been vaccinated ( Per NYS Phase 1a/1b Educators)
  • All members have their own technology (computers, mice, etc.) that are not shared or touched by anyone other than themselves and staff
  • All surfaces cleaned daily multiple times
  • Outside activities
  • Groups will not utilize common spaces at the same time
  • Multiple single-occupancy bathrooms
  • Only members and staff permitted inside of the premises to limit the number of people
  • Staggered pick-up and drop-off times
  • Staff must stay home if they are sick
  • Parents/guardians must keep sick members home
  • Screening will ask about (1) COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days, (2) positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days, and/or (3) close or proximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. Responses must be reviewed and documented daily.

Outside Activities

  • When possible, members will spend some time outside each day (weather permitting).
  • Fun, no-contact, activities will take place at the park including things like frisbee, golf and races
  • More skill-building activities

A Reminder to Parents

Please read carefully as Voxel Academy will be operating under current COVID-19 guidelines set by New York State and the CDC! 

We hope you are as excited as we are for an awesome start to our programs! There are just a few things we want to update you on before your first day no matter when you start.

What to Bring

Every member should bring a refillable water bottle as we want to limit interactions with plastic cups at the water fountain. Members can refill their bottles as needed throughout the day.

 If your child is coming in for a morning program (non-summer), Please ensure that your child has lunch with them, as we do not allow for deliveries. 

You do not need to bring a computer or other electronics for your visit! We have everything covered. Please try to keep additional items at home to prevent accidents. 

You can bring headphones if your child enjoys listening to music. We will have individually wrapped headphones for use.  

Drop-off

When you arrive for drop-off, please make sure that both you and your child are wearing a mask and are distancing themselves from any others waiting to enter.

All members upon arrival will receive a temperature check from our On-Site Medical Technician and may be questioned about any presence of symptoms.  

Parents will NOT be permitted to enter the building, even if they are wearing a mask due to State Law/COVID mandates for childcare programs. 

NOTE: Any member or staff with a fever, other symptoms, or other situations that are in violation of state regulations will not be permitted to enter.
Pick Up Your child can be picked up at 2:30 PM or any time upon request. Please let us know in the morning if you have any plans. Members may self dismiss, as long as we obtain prior authorization from a parent or guardian. Extended Care pick up will be at 5:30 PM*

For After-School programs, your child can be picked up between 5:30 PM and 6PM at the latest. We close sharply at 6PM as we will need to have our cleaners come in for sterilization daily.

Please arrive at the front desk, located outside of the entrance on 134 Atlantic Ave.

All members will be lined up on the sidewalk for quick pick-up after you sign them out, depending on the weather otherwise they will remain inside. For the safety of all other parents and members please wear a mask during pick-up. If you can’t make it within the allotted time, please contact us as soon as possible. Due to the limited amount of space available, we will not be able to accommodate them into our after-school program as space is extremely limited due to COVID restrictions.

‍Voxel Academy will close exactly at 6:00 PM daily for deep cleaning/disinfecting so all members must be picked up on time. Important new policies and procedures for COVID-19 per NY State Law Parents are not allowed at any time inside the campus.

We must maintain a strict sanitized location at all times.

Members who’ve recently traveled within the last 14 days, from any of the Restricted States listed, BY LAW are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If anyone is coming in from out of state they should let us know ASAP and we’ll try to reschedule your reservation as best as possible.

Members MUST bring in their own water bottles, they can be refilled on campus when needed.‍

  • BY LAW you are required to let us know if anyone in your household has tested POSITIVE in the last 14 days or had symptoms that are COVID related.
  • Any Member that exhibits symptoms of COVID will have to be quarantined and picked up immediately from Voxel.
  • As a precaution, your child’s group may also need to be quarantined. 
  • If your child is sick, they may not be permitted to enter the campus until a doctor’s note is obtained, clearing your child to participate in our programs. 
  • ‍Please remember that your child’s health and safety is our number one priority next to their experience.