As fall approaches your admin team has been reviewing guidelines from state and county health departments regarding COVID-19 protocols for schools. We have also heard from many of you on what you feel is best for your children and our schools. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your opinion.
Below is a summary of protocols we plan to follow. We hope this will help parents make decisions and plans that are best for their individual families.
Face Masks – We do require facemasks to be worn by our campers, employees and staff unless they are participating in outside activities such as hikes or the playground. Parents visiting the locations or participating in drop-offs and/or pick-ups must wear facemasks. State and County Health Department recommendations regarding masks can be found at the following link:
Health Checks – We will be doing health checks throughout the day. Your child will not be able to attend if they are experiencing fever, cough (that hasn’t been checked by a doctor), vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Your child must be symptom free for 24 hrs. before returning to school. We also ask that if you have a sick family member, or a family member awaiting a COVID-19 test result to please keep your child home.
Sanitation and Hygiene – St. John’s CCDC has a contract with Sanilast ( https://www.sanilast.com/ ) for COVID-19 Sanitation monthly. Additionally, our teachers and Custodial staff will continue to follow best practices for cleaning and sanitization surfaces daily to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. We also promote strong hand-washing hygiene for teachers and students, asking everyone to participate in hand-washing and sanitizing upon entry to our buildings, after playground use, before lunch, etc.
Isolation – Campers and employees who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate as directed by the County Health Department. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted at after-school or any camp activities during their isolation period.
Quarantine – Quarantine decisions for students and employees who may have been in close contact for more than 15 minutes with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be made with the county health department and then communicated to Camp Wild Life families and staff.
COVID-19 Testing – The county health department now does a “test to stay” option in the event we have a positive COVID-19 test and your child or our staff becomes exposed at one of our locations. This will be scheduled by your location director and implemented by the county health department. Prior to this option parents must sign a “Consent to Test Minor for COVID-19 release”.
COVID-19 Communication – In the event of a positive COVID-19 test from a staff member or camper we will contact families immediately with our Kaymbu app. We will communicate the positive test, the people exposed and the letters with instructions given to us by the County Health Department.
Again, please keep your child home when they or a family member is sick or awaiting test results, this may prevent sickness and quarantine in our locations. Please social distancing, when possible, remember good handwashing hygiene and talk to your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have with you child’s health.
Thank you for doing your part in helping us minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 protocols.
Our Camp Wild Life and St. John’s CCDC Admin Team