SUMMER CAMP SAFETY GUIDELINES
Summer Camp is here and the Jewish Community Camp is ready! The safety of our campers and staff is our top priority and we take this responsibility very seriously. Our safety protocols and policies follow local county rules and incorporate the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Policies and procedures are subject to change prior to the start of camp as guidance evolves to fit the current situation. Registered families will receive updated communications prior to the start of camp. Updates and changes will also be detailed below.
Masks and Face Coverings
At the Jewish Community Camp, masks/face coverings are required. Parents will need to send one with their camper daily.
Health Screening Participants
Upon arrival, all children and staff are temperature-checked and asked the screening questions listed below. If any individual has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher they are not permitted to enter the camp site or attend camp. If any individual answers YES to any of the symptoms in Questions 1 & 2, or yes to two or more of the symptoms in Question 3, they may not enter the camp site or attend camp.
Question 1: Have you been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Question 2: In the past 24 hours, have you experienced a persistent cough or shortness of breath?
Question 3: In the past 24 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms? (2 or more symptoms precludes entry to the camp site) New loss of taste/smell, body aches, sore throat, fever, chills, diarrhea, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache
For everyone's health and safety, we cannot make exceptions, and we thank you in advance for not asking our staff to do so if your child is not permitted to enter the camp site.
Cleaning and Sanitation
Children will be prompted to wash their hands before joining their group. Handwashing will take place periodically throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available, and regular use will be encouraged. In addition, camp staff will intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
After camp has completed for the day, rooms will be fully cleaned and sanitized. Select equipment and toys will not be available. Use of shared items will be discouraged.
Procedures to Minimize Spread
If the Jewish Community Camp identifies a child who tested positive for COVID-19 we will take the following steps:
- The Jewish Community Camp will immediately notify local health officials.
- The Jewish Community Camp will notify the parents of those affected.
- The camp director will inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms, CDC guidance for home isolation should be followed.
- Students in the same camp group and staff who are in close contact with the affected camper will be asked to stay home 10 days after the last known contact of those affected. The camp staff will work with the local health officials to determine appropriate next steps, including whether an extended dismissal duration is needed to stop or slow the further spread of COVID-19.
- In the case of a confirmed case, the CDC recommends the child not return until: Authorization by a medical professional OR symptoms have improved AND at least 24 hours have passed fever free which is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication.