Safety Protocols

By Zaniac Asheville,

Zaniac Safety Snapshot

  • Masks are mandatory for both children and adults inside our campus
  • Instructors and managers wear masks
  • Parents check kids in outside our front door 
  • Front door kept open for fresh air when possible
  • Outdoor time when weather permits
  • Regular professional cleaning

Zaniac has operated safely following the recommended guidelines outlined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Servicesthe Centers for Disease Control and The American Camp Association.

We can assure you that our top priority is the same as yours—the safety of our students and our instructors. With safety in mind, we implemented detailed safety protocols that we follow every day. We keep up-to-date on all federal and state guidelines and adapt our safety protocols in real time. We take your child's safety seriously.

The team at Zaniac came up with a detailed plan of policies and procedures on how to operate as safely as possible while following recommended guidelines.
We focus on providing a safe and enriching environment where kids can have a blast, make new friends, and develop a love of learning! 


To help put your mind at ease, we’d like to answer your most frequently asked questions with the policies and procedures we’ve meticulously put in place.  

What procedures do you have in place to make Zaniac as safe as possible?


We pre-screen. Be on alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and to keep your child(ren) home if showing any signs of illness or if he or she is around anyone who is sick. We will check each child’s forehead temperature upon camp arrival with a non-contact thermometer. Staff will record the temperature of all campers and staff in the morning and after lunch and conduct a daily health screening by asking if they have any symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, sore throat, etc. 


We ask parents the following questions, and if your child hasn’t been well, he/she will be unable to attend come to Zaniac:

·       Has everyone in your house been well?

·       Does your child have a fever? Has your child received ibuprofen for a fever?

·       Have you or your child been exposed to anyone you know of with COVID-19?


We implemented new drop-off and pick-up procedures. A designated staff member will greet children outside and escort them into the Zaniac Campus as they arrive to reduce direct contact with other adults inside the Zaniac Campus. If possible, the same parent or designated person should drop off and pick up your child every day. We will stop using keypad sign in. Our staff will check in kids as they arrive.


Kids and staff will wash their hands with soap as they enter the building and there will be regular handwashing breaks.


Professional cleaning of Zaniac Campus each day, including equipment, all surfaces, door handles and the bathroom.

Bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each evening, and we will wipe down after each break and lunch time.


How will ensure Social Distancing among kids and staff?


North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen said the best way to keep residents safe from COVID-19 while re-opening the economy is to practice the three W's. We kept the three W’s in mind while outlining our new safety protocols.

·     Wear – face masks are mandatory inside our Zaniac Campus

 ·   Wait – at least six-feet apart when standing in line to drop your child off at Zaniac. Due to the STEM activities in our campus, kids are not kept six feet apart. We do, however, encourage kids to give each other space. 

·    Wash – We repeatedly have kids wash their hands: upon arrival, when switching activities, before and after snacks/lunch.


How will you ensure that workstations are not touched by anyone else?


Our computers and equipment will be wiped down each day.


Other electronics like iPads and Robots will be cleaned after each child's use.


Equipment will be cleaned at lunch time and in the evening, allowing sufficient time to disinfect.


Will staff and kids wear masks?


Every staff member, child and parent must wear a mask inside our Zaniac campus. Cloth masks, surgical masks and bandanas are not considered PPE for protection against Coronavirus but rather helps protect others and stop droplet dispersion by coughing, sneezing or talking.


We are committed to keeping your children as safe as possible. If we have not answered your specific question or you would like more information on any of our procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Safety Protocols