Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.

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