STUMO'S Commitment to Health and Safety
Last Updated: May 18, 2020
a note about covid-19
The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we think it is important that you understand our efforts to manage the health and safety of all Kaleo participants so you can make an informed choice in attending our Kaleo summer project. We are focused on taking all reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our project.
We have enhanced our sanitation measures according to the guidelines and protocols given by federal, state and local health officials. Additionally, we have taken measures to monitor and address symptomatic students by introducing a pre-Kaleo health screener, daily temperature checks and protocols to isolate, confirm, respond and remove any student or staff suspected to have COVID-19.
This situation continues to change daily, and as such, we will adapt and adjust our protocols and procedures as we follow guidance provided by the CDC and federal and local health departments, in our efforts to keep our students, staff and families safe.
We will be continually updating this webpage with any new guidelines or measures we decide to take. Below are the procedures and protocols we're committed to in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone at Kaleo 2020.
protocols and procedures
Health Screener Form
Download the Health Screener Form for Kaleo Summer 2020. It is required for any Kaleo participant to bring a signed copy with them to check in.
Please fill out these waivers on Focus Missions by May 31st, with your next payment. To view them on your Focus Missions account, login and click "checklist."
Staff and Student Training
Every student and staff at Kaleo will receive training on new health protocols and procedures that we'll be implementing. These will include daily temperature checks, regular hand washing, disinfection protocols, new schedules and programs to fit state guidelines and other preventative health measures.
We have three registered nurses on StuMo staff who will be at Kaleo for its entirety. We are familiar with local hospitals and clinics, and know which nearby locations are providing COVID-19 testing.
Lowering Health Risk
To ensure everyone's health arriving to Kaleo, we are asking all Kaleo participants to take a few preventative measures before they arrive. We encourage participants to avoid large groups of people for two weeks prior to arriving. We're also requiring everyone to fill out the Health Screener Form, which requires one to take record their temperature daily for seven days prior to their arrival in Florida, as well as monitoring potential symptoms. We will be talking with students to identify anyone who has had relevant exposure, symptoms or elevated temperature. We will not be allowing anyone to come to Kaleo who is identified as posing a health risk to our other students or staff.
Keeping things Clean
At Kaleo, we will make high-percentage alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in every housing unit and throughout any meeting spaces we may use. Our staff and students will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer each time they enter and exit any meeting space or room. If required by local governments, we will also provide masks for everyone to wear throughout the summer. Additionally, each housing unit will be provided cleaning supplies to do weekly sanitation protocols that we're requiring everyone at the project to adhere to.
Our staff will be taking the temperature of every Kaleo participant on their way into any sort of Kaleo group activity. If a student is found to have an elevated temperature, they will be sensitively guided away to our isolation rooms where next steps will be addressed.
In the event that an illness - including COVID-19 - presents at Kaleo, our protocol is structured to Isolate, Confirm, Respond, and Remove.
Isolate: In the unfortunate event that one or more students contract an illness that might spread, we will have sleeping rooms on site set aside where students would stay isolated.
Confirm: StuMo staff will help the student get tested for COVID-19, and the student will not be allowed to resume Kaleo activities until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. This will ensure that any illnesses among students are caught and contained quickly, and do not spread throughout the project.
Respond: We will be communicating closely with the student’s family and handle any case with love and care and to determine next steps for that particular student.
Remove: Again, we will communicate with families to see the best next steps for the student's recovery, whether it be in Florida or help to arrange transport home. Regardless, the infected student will not be allowed to resume Kaleo activities until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result, for the protection of everyone at the project.
Kaleo employs numerous layers of systems and protocols to ensure that our students stay safe and healthy this summer. However, the most important thing we do as a ministry is spend countless hours praying in advance for every student who will be with us this summer. Our prayer is that they would experience an unforgettable summer of growth in their faith, character, leadership and in friendships with others in a healthy and safe environment.
We’re continually evaluating all of our programs at Kaleo to determine any changes we need to make to keep them in compliance with government and health policies and protocols. We will ensure that all of our large group gatherings will fall in line with whatever restrictions or protocol the state is recommending at the time of Kaleo. Florida’s phases of reopening.
If you have any questions, please email us!