COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response | Updated June 17, 2020

We have adjusted our class/camp schedule and our classroom protocols in response to COVID-19. Beginning in August we will only host in-person classes or camps in thecities below.

Australia | Sydney and Melbourne

Canada | Toronto and Vancouver

United States | Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami FL, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

United Kingdom | London

We will follow the guidance of the following institutions and/or agencies in making decisions to postpone classes/summer camps on our 2020-2021 schedule.

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

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 15 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 bring their lunch and students are required to bring a water bottle which can be refilled by a GIP staffer during class or camp.
  • All students and staff will be required to wear a mask during class or camp.
  • Students will be seated in a classroom set-up, allowing each student 6ft or 4 sq. meters of individual workspace for the duration of class.
  • Each student will receive pencils, a glue stick, scissors and art markers for her individual use during class.
  • Handshaking and sharing class materials will be prohibited.