COVID Actions at Dinosaur Hill
Dinosaur Hill will be reorganizing our Spring and Summer 2021 Programming lineup to comply with all federal, state, and local requirements for hosting groups of individuals in a safe manner. As the situation evolves over the summer we may be forced to tighten or loosen certain protocols and will update you frequently with any changes we are making.
Here at Dinosaur Hill we pride ourselves in being a community-driven non-profit with programming standards which aim at producing entertaining, educational, but above all else, safe events for children and families. With the rollout of the vaccines we feel comfortable enough with the current health crisis to begin opening up our building again to groups starting in the summer. This is subject to change depending on how the situation evolves, and we will still be attempting to remain outdoors as much as possible.Helpful Links and Information
In order to keep our staff and community safe our teachers will be required to always be wearing masks and gloves while interacting with the public. We will be checking, before every class, the temperature of our staff and keeping close contact with them regarding any new symptoms, and should any flu-like symptoms emerge we will cancel and refund all classes assigned to that naturalist for no fewer than 14 days after they no longer show symptoms. We will also highly encourage our staff to get a COVID-19 test should they show any symptoms. Staff will only be interacting with registrants, not even one another. We will be meeting virtually to discuss program benchmarks and preparing supplies separately so that as few hands as possible need to touch any item.
There will be no sharing of any equipment for the summer. Every registrant will have their own kit of supplies to use for the duration of the program. After each class we will decontaminate all equipment and allow it to sit for a full week before being used again to make certain that everything that we use is pristine. For classes that have an arts-and-crafts component, no equipment shall be reused, we will ensure that every child has clean, new equipment in their own "arts and crafts" kits.
We will highly encourage registrants to our programs to wear masks throughout the program and our staff will be very vigilant in making sure that all children maintain social distancing. We ask that participants check the temperatures of those in their household prior to attending any program this summer, and should any new flu-like symptoms or fever emerge, we ask that you email us to cancel your registration and we shall refund you. We are going to be cutting back the amount of participants in programs. All of our classes for the summer will be 3 hours or shorter, including our camps. We will have hand sanitizer out at every single program to be frequently used between activities.
We are cautiously optimistic and will continue to keep a close eye on how the pandemic evolves, both globally and locally and will adjust our programs appropriately. We are excited to be able to offer you and your family a break from the anxiety and stress that this situation has caused for a brief escape into our beautiful trails for some incredible programming opportunities. We can't wait to see you on the trails!
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
- The Dinosaur Hill Staff