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.

Safety Tips

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Prepare a written list of safety tips to give to children.

Here are some examples:

Residence Halls

  • Never let someone you do not know into your residence hall or your room
  • Never prop open exterior doors, room doors, or bathroom doors
  • Always know where your room keycard or M card is. If you lose your key card, let a program staff member know as soon as possible
  • Keep your room door locked — even when you are in the room, go across the hall to visit friends or take a shower. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to enter a room and steal property

Security

  • Do not disable any safety feature (automatic door closures, fire doors, etc.)
  • Walk in groups when traveling outside, especially at night
  • Travel in well-lit areas with heavy traffic
  • Keep your cell phone with you at all times
  • If you are the victim of a crime in your hall or anywhere on campus, observe a crime being committed or think one is being committed, contact DPSS immediately or dial 9-1-1.

Prepare wallet-sized emergency contact cards for program staff that includes:

  • Directory of all program-authorized adults’ cell phone numbers and email addresses
  • Street location and room number for all buildings and facilities where activities will occur (e.g., “CCRB is located at 401 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor”)
  • Telephone numbers for emergency contacts (e.g., campus police, OSEH, building/facility manager, dean’s/director’s Office, Child Protection Team)
    • Encourage staff to program these numbers into their cell phones and to keep their phones charged during program hours
  • Consult with local law enforcement or facility security if you are conducting off-campus programming for children

Be watchful and proactive

Recommended Action

  • Inspect the area for hazards
  • Report any hazards to the Program Administrator , supervisor or facility manager
  • Development emergency procedures; ensure everyone is educated

Considerations

  • Open windows
  • Propped-open doors
  • Maintenance issues
  • Broken glass
  • Inclement weather
  • Fire
  • Evacuation
  • Active Shooter

Do not allow children to enter high-risk areas

Exceptions may be made under special circumstances. Consult with Risk Management Services for assistance.

Examples:

  • Studios
  • Mechanical rooms
  • Animal facilities
  • Food preparation areas
  • High-security areas
  • Rooftops
  • Construction zones
  • Area with power tools or machinery with exposed moving parts