IMPORTANT: MASKS REQUIRED FOR NYC AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Serious Fun has received notification from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that all children over the age of 2 years attending licensed school-based after school programs are again required to wear masks until further notice. Please be sure to send your child to school with a mask on days they will be attending Serious Fun.

While we wish these policies were more consistent, in order to remain compliant with our licensing agency, we have to pivot quickly. We know that frequent changes to policies can be frustrating and we share in your frustration. We appreciate your support as we navigate our ever-changing landscape together. We remain committed to ensuring your children have access to a safe and healthy environment as we continue to provide excellent child care and arts enrichment for our families.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Quick Guide:

  • Serious Fun is following NYS, NYC and DOE mandates as well as OCFS. 
  • Following the State and City mandates, all Serious Fun team working with children have been vaccinated. 
  • Following recommendation for schools, we maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students to reduce transmission risk. 
  • Hand washing breaks have been built into the program at regular times. 
  • The team will clean, disinfect, and sanitize high-touch areas such as door handles and tables each day before the start of Program and continue throughout the Program. 
  • If the Serious Fun in-person program must close at any time due to COVID-19 infection, or a pandemic-related mandated community shut down, the program will switch to virtual delivery for the duration of the closure. 
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) released updated guidelines for all licensed childcare providers regarding COVID-19 quarantine protocol.
NYS OCFS COVID-19 GUIDANCE NYS OCFS COVID-19 GUIDANCE (EN ESPAÑOL)

Serious Fun will collaborate with our host school administration and custodial staff to follow all New York State, City, DOE and DOH COVID-19 mandates and protocols. All members of the Serious Fun team working with children are vaccinated. For more detailed information COVID-19 in NYC schools, please visit:

NYC DOE HEALTH & SAFETY