Heartwood COVID19 Policy, Response and Communication Plan
Updated 8/15/21

Heartwood will ensure staff is trained in health and safety protocols for our site, including how to screen for symptoms, handwashing, maintain physical distance, frequent cleaning, and what to do if someone develops signs of COVID-19. 


Based on the evolving nature of the COVID19 pandemic, Heartwood program requirements for participant and staff mask-wearing and other safety procedures may change depending on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) rising/falling infection rates, federal/state/local government guidance, etc.


As we move into fall programming, we are:


  • Requiring masks for staff and participants.

  • Giving regular, safe mask breaks for staff and participants when spaced out 6' or more.  

  • Requiring program participants to wear masks when indoors (this happens infrequently, the only indoor space we use is the public bathroom).

  • Requiring caregivers and participants to wear masks at check-in and check-out.

  • Giving health screenings every morning and checking/logging temperatures.

It is up to you to weigh the risks and benefits of enrolling your child in this program. Refunds will not be given should a federal, state or local government entity advise a change to our health and safety protocols and policies.

Heartwood Nature Programs Response and Communication Plan is based on

 Washington State Department of Health COVID19 Guidance for Childcare, Youth Development and Day Camps.