The EEC just released plans, templates, documents, and guidance. As always, we’ll break it down into the step by step so you can be informed and ready to rock’n roll. As soon as you’re comfortable and feel ready to rock’n roll again, that is.
Process for Reopening
Step 1: Write Your Plan
There’s no need to wait for the new “Transaction” to appear on LEAD. You can get started today by getting a copy of the EEC Template and filling it out for your FCC Program.
Here’s what we recommend. We took the EEC template and cleaned it up a bit, so it’s more clear where to put your answers, what is required, etc.
If you’re familiar with Google Docs, we recommend you click here and “Make a Copy” for yourself. (File > Make a Copy > Rename) Then you’ll have your very own version that you can edit, save, download, and (eventually) upload back to the LEAD Platform. Any questions, we’re here to help!
Step 2. Submit via LEAD
First we’ll need to wait for the new “Transaction” to be released on LEAD. It will be called the “Reopening Transaction” and it will ask you for some specific info like your ideal reopening day, how many kids you expect to have, etc. This is where you’ll upload the Plan you wrote in Step 1 above.
Step 3. Check your Email ASAP!
As soon as you submit the “Transaction” on LEAD, they will email you a link to the “Attestation Form.” That’s right, you won’t submit the Attestation form at the same time as you upload your Plan to LEAD (we don’t know why!). Apparently (we don’t know why?) they will have you sign this as part of a separate step after submitting your form. Sometimes these emails from EEC get caught in a spam filter – be sure to go find it, or else they might not even read your Plan and your approval could be delayed.
Here’s a link to the form from the EEC website, but no need to print that out and sign it or anything, because they’re going to email you a digital version to sign online.
Step 4. Wait up to 5 days
Commission Sam says that your Licensor will review and respond to you within 5 days. That’s fast! So use this time to communicate with parents, get cleaning supplies ready, and start to think about some socially-distances activities for mixed-age groups that kids outside, moving, laughing, and having fun.