CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

To align with University directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in person activities, events and programs involving children should be conducted virtually and in alternative formats until further notice. These changes will remain in effect until otherwise directed by University of Michigan leadership and public health officials. Please check here periodically for resources and updates to support virtual experiences that align with the Children on Campus policy.

Apply the Rule of “3s”

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  • Children should not be in secluded areas with adults
  • If one-on-one interaction is required, meet in open, well-illuminated spaces with windows
  • Ensure a third party is included on all communications
    Exceptions:

    • Healthcare provider
    • Legally required exceptions
    • Expressly authorized by the program administrator

Children under the age of 14 who are entrusted to our care must be supervised until they are safely released to an authorized responsible adult

  • Programs should obtain clear instructions identifying who is authorized to pick up and drop off children
  • Establish drop-off and pick-up schedules and locations
  • Require proof of identity before releasing children
  • Do not release to anyone other than authorized person(s)

Wherever children are, their safety is a vital concern to everyone on campus. What could go wrong? Anything! Consider some possible situations:

  • Accidental injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical problems
  • Child abuse
  • Lost children
  • Theft and violence

We want you to be aware and prepared – not scared! Fear and anxiety is best managed by education, communication, and preparation.

This training is intended to offer guidance on practical risk-reduction measures to
provide a physically and psychologically secure setting while managing balance and common sense.