COVID-19 Polices & Procedures

Brainstorm is committed to ensuring the safety and health of all of our students and staff. Therefore, we have created detailed COVID-19 operating procedures for our in-person camps and classes. These procedures have been developed based on information from different public & private agencies, as well as select subject matter experts. Due to the rapidly evolving situation, BrainStorm encourages its clients and stakeholders to monitor information and to always follow federal, state and local health agency guidance and government mandates.


In-Classroom Seating:

  • ➡ Seating will incorporate increased spacing and physical distancing.
  • ➡ Students’ desks will be placed at least 6 feet apart, when possible.
  • ➡ Desks will be orientated to face the same direction or students will only sit on one side of tables.

In-Classroom Contact:

  • ➡ Students will stay 6 feet apart from other students at all times.
  • ➡ Instructors will designate a “Safe Pathway” leading to a sink and exit where students are constantly 6-feet away when walking down this path to wash their hands or going to the exit.

Check-in / Check-out:

  • ➡ Class check-in and check-out will take place outside of the classroom to allow social distancing for parents during drop-off and pick-up.


Face Mask:

  • ➡ Instructors are required to wear a mask or face covering during classes.
  • ➡ Students will be encouraged to wear a mask or face covering. (Please note: this is subject to change based on government mandates).

Disposable Gloves:

  • ➡ Instructors will use disposable gloves when cleaning commonly touched items or equipment.


Hand Washing & Sanitizing:

  • ➡ Students will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the classroom.


  • ➡ All shared and used equipment (e.g., equip, scissors, etc) will be cleaned and disinfected between each use.
  • ➡ Wherever possible, equipment will be labeled and designated for individual students for the duration of the class or camp.

Food / Snacks:

  • ➡ Snack breaks will be limited to camps longer than 2 hours.
  • ➡ Snacks must be in disposable packaging (no reusable containers).
  • ➡ Instructors will ensure students wash their hands for 20 seconds before eating.
  • ➡ Parents will be asked to provide a clean zip-loc bag to place their mask in if there is a snack break.



  • ➡ Instructors will clean and sanitize shared equipment and touchable surfaces between each use. Students are required to leave promptly after camps or classes end each day, so that instructors can properly clean and disinfect the classroom.



  • ➡ Prior to the class, parents/legal guardians will be notified about the precautions and procedures the program has implemented to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
  • ➡ Parents will be asked to inform students not to remove their masks, touch their face, touch one another, stay 6-feet apart, and wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds including after the bathroom or snack break.


  • ➡ Instructors will conduct visual wellness checks of all students upon arrival. Students exhibiting symptoms of illness will not be allowed into the class or camp.
  • ➡ Instructors will have their temperature checked at the start of each day. Instructors with a temperature over 100 degrees or other symptoms will not be allowed to work.

In the Event of a Potential Exposure:

  • ➡ Immediately inform parents/legal guardians about any potential contact their children may have had with suspected or confirmed cases or if their child(ren) are experiencing any symptoms.
  • ➡ Document/track incidents of possible exposure and notify local health officials, staff and families immediately of any positive case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality.