Updated Guidelines

DOE Vaccination Requirements, as of February 10, 2023:

  • Vaccination is no longer required for all visitors entering school buildings
  • Vaccination is no longer required for all DOE employees
  • Vaccination is no longer required for other individuals who work in DOE buildings
  • Vaccination is no longer required to participate in high-risk extracurricular activities including high-risk PSAL sports 

Quick Guide:

  • Serious Fun is following NYS, OCFS, NYC and DOE mandates. 
  • 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. 
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) released updated guidelines for all licensed childcare providers regarding COVID-19 quarantine protocol (see below)
  • Masks are not required for children and Team members, but recommended.

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:

NYS OCFS Guidance: