A Note from the Director of Leisure Services
The Leisure Services Department misses everyone, and we are excited to offer fall programs. While the COVID-19 pandemic weighs heavy on our mind, your safety, trust, and security are what makes us pause and reevaluate everyone returning to the Leisure programs. To protect your safety, we will be implementing new protocols to ensure the safest experience possible for everyone. After you register, you will receive the new protocols with your confirmation.
Some of the new safety procedures we are following include: you will be asked a list of questions regarding your health upon arrival at the program; you will be required to wear a mask; you must wash hands before and during the program; maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing; and no high fives, handshakes, fist bumps, or hugging. The Arc will provide masks for those who do not have one and hand sanitizer. Program staff will monitor physical distancing, proper wearing of masks, hand washing, and will sanitize equipment. We will also be adhering to all of the CDC guidelines and the safety protocols of the St. Louis County Health Department.
Maintaining your health and safety will take cooperation and consistent practices from everyone. We have designed these protocols to ensure we are all following the same guidelines to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Changes Due to COVID-19
Currently all outdoor programs are scheduled to be in person. We will offer virtual programs for all inside activities until the threat of COVID-19 subsides. All virtual programs will be done via Zoom. Once you register we will send you detailed instructions on how to create a Zoom account, and the Zoom link to access the program. Please contact the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis at 314-726-6044 for more information on how to access a $30 Samsung Tablet and free internet service for 6 months (while supplies last).
We will also offer a new virtual Percussion Music Class, Arc United Kickball team and we have created a new sports video gaming league for people of all abilities called PLUG IN! Unfortunately, Bowling Leagues, Arc Escapes, and Family Fun Night will be cancelled until further notice.
Please keep in mind that any plans we make will, by necessity, be tentative, as information regarding the state of the COVID-19 emergency continues to evolve. Please be sure to sign up for the weekly Arc e-newsletter to receive information regarding program updates and COVID-19 resources.
Thank you so much for your support and patience through this challenging time.
Rhonda Hembree, Director of Leisure Services
Please note, the registration deadline is Monday, August 24, 2020.
For your convenience, we have added the online registration and payment link. If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact Jeanine Springer at 314-817-2226. If you have any programmatic questions or concerns, please contact the Leisure Coordinator for the specific programs.