COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response

Girls in Politics Initiative and Girls in Business Initiative effective March 10, 2020

We will be following the guidance of the institutions and/or agencies below in making decisions to postpone classes/summer camps on our 2020-2021 schedule until COVID-19 no longer poses a public health risk.

  • Local county/district health departments where classes are offered
  • Local school boards/districts where classes are offered
  • United States Centers for Disease Control
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Public Health England
  • Australian Government Department of Health

Classroom Protocol

  • If a student is ill the student should remain at home. If a student becomes ill during class or arrives ill, parents will be contacted immediately to pick-up the student. The ill student will be separated from the well students until the student is able to leave.
  • Bathroom breaks will be increased allowing students to wash hands more frequently during class.
  • Stations with hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes will be available for students in each class.
  • All classes will be limited to 25 students until further notice.
  • All workspaces will be cleaned by GIP/GIB staff with disinfecting wipes prior to students’ arrivals and after lunch. All poster making materials will be cleaned with disinfectant prior to class and after each class.
  • Students will be seated in a classroom set-up, allowing each student ample individual workspace for the duration of class. Hand shaking will be discouraged.
  • Each student will receive pencils, a glue stick, scissors and art markers for her individual use during class.