Assemble Summer Guidelines + Safety Tips
We want all assemblers to enjoy their visit and be as safe as possible! Our board and leadership team are working hard to release our official reopening plan in the late spring before summer camps. Until then, Assemble is following the guidelines below.
Per guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Our 4824 Penn Ave location will provide at least six feet between campers, with no more than ten campers and two teachers in the space at a time.
- All spring/summer campers and staff must wear face masks over their nose and mouth at all times.
- Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations are readily available; campers will receive proper hygiene encouragement.
- Campers’ temperatures will be taken upon arrival using a no-touch thermometer. Children with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed to participate in camp for the safety of others. Parents or legal guardians will be encouraged to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and keep them home when they are sick.
What Assemble is doing:
- Requiring all campers and staff to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth
- Parents sign a waiver to confirm that camper and members of their household are not sick
- Temperature checks for camp staff and campers
- Separate sick children from the group until they can be sent home
- Learning space will be set up to maintain proper social distancing guidelines
- Learning space will have hand sanitizer readily available
- Surfaces sanitized as needed during instruction
*Policy updates will be included in our official reopening plan coming in May.
Important Safety Tips:
- Wash your hands often.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact – keep 6 feet between yourself and others.
- Wear a cloth face cover (mask).
It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to themselves and to others.
Dear friends and Assemblers,
With the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are writing to remind our community that the health and well-being of the entire Assemble community — the students and their families, the staff of Assemble and the communities in which Assemble lives and participates is not merely a priority but the priority, and any steps or actions that Assemble takes will be guided by this fact.
In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, all Assemble in-person events are canceled until further notice. We’re imagining new ways for us to continue our scheduled programming with all of our Assemble friends and families. Please follow our social media accounts for future updates.
In true Assemble fashion, we will be using our current events as an opportunity to learn. We have launched Virtual Assemble as a digital meet up for our afterschool groups to keep in touch and continue making together.
We will be including opportunities for learning and discussion on topics such as hygiene, immunity, virology, design, and speaking up against racism around the Coronavirus.
We know that many of you may be facing similar financial situations in your own lives. We feel your pain and we hope you are aware of these lists of resources compiled by the Allegheny County Health Department and the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation that are available to help ease the burden at this time.
For those of you who are not in a position of need yourselves, we are asking for your help. Please consider making a donation to Assemble or signing up for a recurring donation as a sustaining donor to help us remain afloat during this time of extreme uncertainty.
Any changes affecting our programs will be communicated as quickly as possible via all of our digital channels. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 412-661-6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for learning with us. In the meantime, we encourage you to wash your hands with water and soap as often as possible, use a sanitizer, wear a mask, and social distance! We wish you and your loved ones good health during these challenging times!
— Assemble staff