One of ROCK’s core values is safety. Since the pandemic, ROCK has followed CDC guidelines to keep our participants, families, ROCKateers, and staff safe.
On February 25, 2022, the CDC changed the colors and recommendations regarding community levels, including mask-wearing. Click here to view the current community level for Williamson County.
Beginning Monday, March 7th, 2022, ROCK will follow the new guidelines, which means participants, families, volunteers, and staff may choose to be unmasked during their time at ROCK. Anyone may wear a mask at any time if they choose.
We understand that many of our participants are considered “high-risk” and vulnerable. We want to honor your loved one’s needs. Please email our Program Director, Kristin Witcher if you would like the instructor and team to be masked during their session.
We will continue to follow our policy for COVID-19 exposure and/or confirmed cases as outlined below.
ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids
Policy for Exposure and/or Confirmation of COVID-19
ROCK follows the CDC recommendations for COVID-19 related issues.
Per the CDC, when the COVID-19 Community Level is “low”, individuals should:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if they have symptoms.
- Wear a mask if they have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19.
- Individuals may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect themself and others.
If a ROCK employee/volunteer/participant has confirmed or suspected COVID-19:
- An employee/volunteer/participant who has symptoms when they arrive at ROCK or become sick during their time at ROCK will immediately be separated from others and sent home. They should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation.
- Employees who develop symptoms outside of ROCK will notify their supervisor and stay home. They should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation.
- Volunteers and participants who develop symptoms outside of ROCK should notify the ROCK Program Director or Volunteer Coordinator that they will miss their scheduled lesson and/or volunteer duty, and they should stay home. It is recommended that they contact their healthcare provider for evaluation.
- If an employee/volunteer/participant is confirmed to have COVID-19, ROCK staff, volunteers and participants will be informed of their possible exposure. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and HIPAA.
- The employee/volunteer/participant may return to ROCK when
- It has been more than 5 days since testing positive for COVID-19 and
- They have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) are improving or have resolved
- Employees/volunteers/participants who were asymptomatic throughout their infection and are not immunocompromised, may return to ROCK after at least 5 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID diagnostic test.
- For employees/volunteers/participants who were severely ill with COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised), a signed and dated release to return to their regular activities from a healthcare provider will be required.
- The employee/volunteer/participant will wear a mask when at ROCK for the 10 days following isolation.
- If the employee/volunteer/participant has two sequential negative antigen tests, 48 hours apart, they may stop wearing a a mask sooner than day 10.
If a ROCK employee/volunteer/participant has been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, the individual should:
- Wear a mask as soon as they find out they were exposed and wear a mask for 10 days:
- Start counting from Day 1
- Day 0 is the day of the last exposure to someone with COVID-19
- Day 1 is the first full day after the last exposure
- Monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, the individual should isolate immediately and get tested.
- Individuals may get tested at least 5 full days after the last exposure. The CDC recommends testing even if an individual has not developed symptoms.
- If the test results are negative, the individual should continue masking and taking precautions through day 10.
- If the test results are positive, the individual should isolate immediately.
If a person who has been at ROCK receives a positive COVID-19 test result,
- ROCK Leadership will trace the person’s time and locations at ROCK for 48 hours prior to illness onset and notify anyone who meets the CDC prolonged exposure criteria to follow the exposure protocol as well.
- The outside area(s) used or visited by the ill person will be cleaned and disinfected.
- The inside area(s) used or visited by the ill person will be closed for at least 24 hours.
- Doors and windows to the indoor area(s) will be open as much as possible during this time and ventilating fans may be used to increase air circulation in the area.
- After 24 hours, the indoor area(s) will be appropriately cleaned and disinfected.
- After appropriate cleaning and disinfecting has been completed, the indoor area(s) can be opened for use.
- Staff without close contact with the person can return to work immediately.
This policy was updated on 1/10/22