2021 Mowglis COVID-19 Preparedness, Response, and Control Plan 

Our Plan:

  • Run the Mowglis program as close to normal, while at the same time safeguarding the health and safety of our campers and staff.
  • Create a Camp Bubble: 
        • All Campers and staff will have pre-arrival, upon-arrival, and 5-Day-In PCR COVID-19 Tests.  
        • All Staff and a random selection of campers will be tested weekly.
        • The first week of camp (before the 3rd test result is returned) the campers and staff will wear masks when they are not swimming, eating, or sleeping.
      • Once the 3 arrival test results have been returned and if the results are 100% negative, the camp community will be considered one cohort.
      • As one cohort, masks will not need to be worn.
      • If there are positive cases, a multi-cohort system will be instituted where the individual dorms will be the camper and staff cohort.
  • The following guidelines: 
    • Are developed to keep Mowglis campers and staff healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Are over and above our already stringent health, safety, and wellness policies, procedures, and guidelines.
    • Have been created with guidance, in part, from the following documents: 

Guiding Principles:

    • We will implement the State of NH Overnight Camp Universal Best Practices as well as the CDC Stay Safe at Summer Camp recommendations.
    • We will protect our campers and staff by keeping COVID-19 out of Camp Mowglis by utilizing multiple Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions:
      • During the first week of camp, until the third PCR test result is returned and 100% of the results are negative, all campers and staff will be observing strict mask-wearing and social distancing policies.
        • During this time, masks will be worn by all, at all times, other than sleeping, swimming, and eating.
        • After the first week, assuming all COVID tests return negative, the camp will become one cohort.
  • Creating a Camp Bubble: 
        • Testing: EVERYONE prior to arrival, upon arrival, one week after arrival, and pool testing throughout the summer. All staff tested weekly.
        • Drastically minimizing the coming and going of individuals to and from the camp property and population.
        • Vaccination of all eligible campers and staff members – it is our expectation that all eligible individuals will be vaccinated.
  • Cleaning, sanitization, disinfection
      • Cohorting
        • Once the campers and staff have received the third screening COVID PCR test at the 5-7 day after arrival point, they will be considered one camp cohort.
        • Campers and staff will stick together with their cohort for high-risk activities such as sleeping and eating where masks cannot be worn.
        • If there is a positive test result, the cohort size will decrease from the full camp to the individual dorms.
        • The second session Cubs (who arrive on the 4th week) will do a week as a separate cohort until their third test results are returned and are negative. At that point, they will then join the rest of the camp cohort.
  • The Big Three when in mixed cohorts: 
        • 1.) Mask 
        • 2.) Distance 
        • 3.) Open Air Environment 
          • At least 2 of the Big Three any time cohorts are mixed
    • Notes on Mask wearing – Face masks will be worn when:
      • Cohorts are mixed indoors 
      • People are in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to others outside their cohort (indoors and outdoors).
      • Masks must be worn at all times by individuals when off camp property and in public/community locations. 
      • Any persons not residing full time on camp property (e.g., parents/guardians, visitors, vendor deliveries, etc.) must wear face masks at all times while on camp premises. 
        • An exception will be if they are performing a task away from any contact with others.

Pre-Arrival – Internal

  • Prior to arrival camp will have received detailed health information on all campers and staff which will be reviewed by our nursing team to identify any pertinent risks or conditions. 
  • The pre-arrival screening will be conducted in the 7 days before arrival and ideally should utilize a self-screening tool that is answered and available to the camp BEFORE arrival at the camp – Camps must not allow any person with symptoms of COVID-19 or an identified COVID-19 exposure in the prior 10 days into the camp.  
    • This will be done by reviewing camper and staff medical forms and pre-arrival screen survey responses. 
    • Prior to arrival, all families will complete an online self-monitoring survey for their son and themselves.
    • Following up with phone calls from our nurses on an as-needed basis. 
    • Any camper or staff who has any signs, symptoms, or has been potentially exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 will be asked to take protective measures such as self-quarantine. They may potentially be asked not to attend, or delay arrival, as determined by their physician, or our medical staff and Plymouth Pediatrics medical direction.
    • If our medical team determines that a camper should not attend for any medical reason (comorbidity, underlying condition etc.) this will be discussed with their family on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the Mowglis Inclusion statement: “Camp Mowglis admits children of any race, religion, sexual orientation, disability (assuming the disability permits safe participation in the Camp Mowglis program)…”

 

COVID Testing

Screening Testing: 

  • Campers and staff must have an upper respiratory specimen collected within 7 days prior to arrival at camp for SARS-CoV-2 testing with a PCR-based test (or other comparable NAAT test). Low-risk behaviors must be ensured after testing and prior to camp arrival. Results must be back before a person can arrive at camp, or the person must be separated from all other campers and staff pending results of the lab test.
  • Upon arrival to the camp, all campers and staff must have a second upper respiratory tract specimen collected for SARSCoV-2 testing with a PCR-based test (or other comparable NAAT test). 
  • 5-7 days after arrival at camp, all staff and campers staying for longer than one week must have a third upper respiratory tract specimen collected for  SARS-CoV-2 testing with a PCR-based test (or other comparable NAAT test). 
  • All staff testing and results should be completed and resulted (during their 10-day pre-camp session) before the official start of camp and arrival of campers.
  • Ongoing pool testing: We will test a randomized selection of each cohort weekly.
  • Staff will be tested weekly.

 

Diagnostic Testing:

  • Any person with new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 must be evaluated and should be tested for COVID-19. Such diagnostic testing can be conducted with either a NAAT (e.g., a PCR-based test), or an antigen test. 

 

Travel to Camp 

  • All campers and staff must create plans for travel to camp that minimize exposures to the degree possible. 
  • When using air travel, individuals must follow mitigation measures outlined in the CDC travel guidance, and follow all testing requirements for domestic or international air travel.
  • Regardless of travel method to camp, all staff and campers will comply with current NH travel and quarantine restrictions as outlined in the NH Universal Guidelines, and this camp guidance. As camp is the ‘family home’ to staff and campers, they may quarantine on camp premises. 
    • Staff Arrival Date:  June 13 
    • All campers and staff will submit COVID-19 test results, taken within one week of arrival, showing a conclusive negative result. 
  • Camp will hold “town hall” style Zoom calls with each of our summer constituent groups (campers, parents, staff).
    • During these calls, we will walk through the operating plan as pertains to them.
    • Parents will be required to attest that they have attended or watched a recording of the Operation Plan Review Town Hall Meeting.
    • Review the opt-in agreement and memorandum of understanding (below), and engage in Q&A’s to ensure that everyone is understanding and embracing what we are expecting of them both pre-arrival and during their time at camp.
  • All campers, parents, and staff will read and sign COVID-specific forms confirming that they are fully aware of the COVID-19 Crisis and agree with the steps, terms, and conditions we all are taking to help ensure everyone at Camp Mowglis remains safe, healthy, and COVID free.

Staff & Camper Arrival Plan

  • Staff will arrive on June 13 to quarantine and train. 
    • Staff members who have not already gotten vaccinated will have appointments scheduled for when they arrive.
    • Staff should arrive at camp prior to the camp program having participated in low-risk pre-camp behaviors and follow international travel and testing guidelines (including quarantine, if applicable).
    • Camper arrival day is June 26,
  • All arrivals will be screened for signs and symptoms, and contact upon arrival.
    • Do not enter if you have:
    • Fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F or higher)
    • New or worsening cough•
    • Shortness  of breath
    • Sore throat
    • New loss  of smell and/or taste
    • Diarrhea or vomiting
    • Been in close contact with  someone  who  has been diagnosed with  covid-19 in the last 14 days 
  • Any campers or staff who exhibit signs, symptoms, or contact upon arrival will not be permitted entry to camp.
  • Arrival will take place at the front of the Jungle House.
    • Each Dorm will be given times to arrive and will be staged at the Upper Ballfield until that time. 
    • Cars will come in the entry
      • Stop at a reception area, 
      • Drop off camper or staff for screening, 
      • Goodbye time during drop-off needs to be minimized and take place at/near the car.
      • Wear cloth face masks when exiting vehicles
      • We encourage parents to designate ONE parent/guardian to be responsible for pick-up/drop off
      • When screening is accepted, bags will be unloaded, the camper will be escorted with a counselor to his Dorm Group
      • When the camper passes screening, he will be given his Mowglis facemasks, join his cohort (Dorm), and his parent or guardian will depart.
      • If screening is not accepted, the next steps will be discussed by the nurses (e.g.: additional quarantine, onsite rapid testing, etc).
      • Once the camper is with his Dorm group he will be given an orientation on health and hygiene policies and procedures.
        • This brief orientation will be done for all campers upon individual arrival and will include do’s and don’ts, as well as PPE requirements and expectations. 
        • Do’s and Don’ts include: 
          • when, how often, and where to wash hands,
          • using the bathroom
          • PPE – gloves, masks, & social distancing between dorm groups.

Departure

  • Parents will pick their son up at the Jungle House following the same traffic pattern and procedure as Drop-Off. 
  • As campers are picked up, they will meet their parents, digitally sign out, and leave having had a great time at camp.

 

Arrival and Departure Schedule: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camper Residential Life

    • The first week of camp (before the 3rd test result is returned) the campers and staff will wear masks as much as possible (not swimming, eating, or sleeping)
    • Once the initial round of 3 test results have been returned and if the results are 100% negative, the camp community will be considered one cohort
    • If there are positive cases, the individual dorms will be the camper and staff cohort.
    • Guiding Principle: If you’re MIXED you’re MASKED.
  • It’s simple: 
  • Masks off when the cohort is not mixed
  • Masks off in +6ft distanced outdoor activities
  • Masks on if cohorts are mixed indoors 
  • Masks on if you are mixed outdoors and within 6 feet.

 

Some Examples of “When you’re mixed, you’re Masked:

  • These examples only pertain to a situation where the Dorms are the cohorts:
    • Masks will be worn during all-camp, or multi-cohort indoor gatherings (because they are MIXED indoors)
    • Masks will be worn during free time after meals on Gray Brothers Field. (Because this is a mixed cohort, close proximity outside time)
    • Non-Mixed Tetherball is mask-free because it is not mixed.
    • Mixed cohort Tetherball will be masked because it is mixed
    • The dorm members will not be required to follow social distancing guidelines between each other but will be required to follow enhanced and additional health and hygiene procedures within the Dorm Group.
    • The Dorm members will be required to follow social distancing and PPE guidelines with all other members of the camp population when cohorts are mixed indoors or during mixed activities requiring close proximity to each other.
  • Pre-meal Dorm Handwashing will be done under the supervision of that Dorm’s Lead Dorm Counselor or designee at a distinct location separate from other dorms.

 

The Daily Program

  • If the camp is operating as one cohort, the daily program will essentially be the same as it would in a normal Mowglis summer
  • If the Dorms are the cohorts: 
    • Activities will be ½ cohort and ½ mixed. Campers will wear masks during mixed Industries that are indoors or require closer proximity to others outside their cohort.
    • Campers and staff will follow social distancing and PPE requirements on their way to Industries and during all times that they may be in contact with campers or staff outside their Dorm Group.
    • At Campfire dorms will sit together. Dorm Groups will be six feet apart.

 

Industries

    • If the camp is operating as one cohort, the daily program will essentially be the same as it would in a normal Mowglis summer
    • If the Dorms are the cohorts: 
      • If an Industry period is a “Cohort Period” the campers will not need to wear masks or social distance
      • If an Industry period is a “Mixed Period” the campers and staff will need to wear masks if indoors or are unable to observe social distance.
      • Campers will dress for water Industries and Soak at their respective Dorms – not in Hope to be / Waingunga
      • Counselors will get changed at the Waterfront
      • Soak Will be staged by Dorm Group (see daily schedule)
      • Counselors from other Dorm Groups will be instructing Industries for Dorm groups other than theirs and during these instances
      • If indoors, they will be wearing PPE.
      • If outdoors, they will observe social distancing guidelines and wear masks if they are within 6 feet.
      • Skills attained at Industries will count towards the Ribbon.
    • Time at the beginning and end of each Industry Period will be spent cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment.

2021 Mowglis Daily Schedule 

2021
7:15 Reveille
7:40 Table Boys
7:50 Soupy
7:55 Breakfast
9:30 Duties
10:00 Industry 1
11:00 Sign-Up (cohort)
11:55 Call to Quarters
12:00 Table Boys
12:10 Soupy
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Relax
2:00 Clean-Up
2:20 Inspection
2:35 Second Industry Period (mixed cohorts, masked except where impossible or Industry can be socially distant)
3:45 Pack Soak at Waterfront and Baloo Cove and snack* / Cub Open Period – Cohorted
4:45 Open Period / Soak and snack* & Cub Soak at Baloo Cove
5:35 Call to Quarters
5:45 Table Boys
5:55 Soupy
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Colors
7:40 Evening Program
8:45 Call to Quarters
9:05 Taps

 

Summer 2021 Special Events

If camp is operating as a single cohort, Special Events will be the same as they would in a normal summer

If the dorms are the cohorts, the following adjustments will be made: 

  • Sport Days
      1. Challenges: Cohort commingling, large group interaction, shared equipment
      2. Solution #1: Focus on making individual activities (i.e. log toss, etc) more COVID friendly. Masks are mandatory. Group activities by cohort (rather than Senior/Junior).
      3. Solution #2: Move to dorm-based activities with a focus on activities that “level the playing field” like scavenger hunts, or even build out activities from the various sports days. Dorms would compete against each other. 
        1. Watersports 
        2. Landsports
        3. Woodsman’s
  • Chapel
    • Challenges: Cohort commingling, large group interaction.
    • Solution: Chapel Order will be by dorm. Boys will be seated with their dorm as well. 
  • Clubs
    • Challenges: Cohort comingling, large group interaction.
    • Solution: Any clubs that would involve the mingling of cohorts must be outside and masked (basketball, gaga, etc). Encourage dorm staff to come up with activities that their entire dorm can participate in. 
  • Graduate’s Dinner
    • Challenges: Some cohort mingling (waiters), guests.
  • Candlelight Ceremony
    • Challenges: Cohort co-mingling, large group interaction.
    • Solution: Follow Chapel guidelines above. Stage boys/candle boats further from the waterfront and send dorms down one at a time. Once they put their boat in the water the dorm will move to near Waingunga and stage by dorm. Will be much easier without parents there. 
  • Picnic Supper
    • Challenges: Cohort co-mingling, large group interaction, eating.
    • Solutions: 
      • Campers change into swimwear after being dismissed from Chapel
      • Spreading soak out.
      • Eating by cohort area at the ball field.
      • Soccer and Frisbee with masks on.
  • Crew Day/Week
    • Challenges: Cohort co-mingling, large group interaction, group games, inter-cohort boats, bonfire, cheers in the dining hall, skits, 
    • Campfire (including the seating at the Inner Circle)
      1. Cohorts are dismissed from Colors by Dorm and will sit by dorm.
      2. One campfire bench will be between the cohorts – once seated campers can take their masks off.
      3. Inner Circle members (mixed cohort) will need to have their masks on if the benches are closer than 6 ft.
  • Saturday Night Movie
      1. One Movie Outdoor & One Movie Indoor 
  • Mixed Cohort Trips: 
      1. Red Ribbon – Mixed Masked
      2. Brown Ribbon – Mixed Masked
      3. Racing Crew to Wellington (Mostly Den)
      4. Cardigan Assault – Mixed Masked
  • Inner Circle Ceremony – Mixed Masked
  • Mrs. Holt’s Day – Mixed Masked
  • People who come and go and eating – Special table for In&Out Staff
  • HQ Staff – HQ are a Cohort and will sit/eat together

 

Trips

  • As a rule, will visit low-frequency-visit-areas 
  • Dorm campers and staff will do trips with their dorm, exclusively
  • Trips are a particular concern as the challenging physical demands and environments and a concern that those factors could mask COVID-19 signs and symptoms.
  • Face coverings will be worn in vehicles if the occupants are not from the same cohort. 

 

Parent and Alumni Visiting

  • We will not be open to non-essential visitors before or during camp
  • For full-season campers, around the middle of the summer, we will record and send you a short video message from your camper via Facebook or the Campanion app. We will then allow a return message from parents or guardians. It will be like a video postcard!

 

Staff Residential Life Policies

  • Staff will arrive on June 13 to quarantine and train. 
  • We are asking all staff who are eligible to get vaccinated prior to camp. 
  • All counselors and staff will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival
  • Will be required to observe all social distancing and PPE guidelines when socializing with members of different Dorm groups or departments.
  • Will live at camp
    • We will not allow staff to leave the property unless they need to leave the property for authorized reasons and they are wearing adequate PPE and observing social distancing guidelines.
      • Time off is an authorized reason – please see “Staff Time Off Policies & Procedures” below for further details.
    • We will make life fun for the Mowglis Team!

 

Summer 2021 Staff Time Off Guidelines

This document is intended to serve as the ruleset to refer to for staff time off policies – both for official time off, such as scheduled days off, and for unstructured free time in staff-only areas, such as the Staff Room or the Upper Ball Field Tent.  Opportunities for staff to recharge and be ready for the challenges of the day is crucial in a regular summer, and especially so in a non-traditional season such as this!

 

Guiding Principles: 

  1. If you’re mixed, you’re masked! 
  2. Minimize exposure from non-camp participants at all times.
  3. Avoid large group gatherings. 
  4. Face masks and physical distancing must be used at all times if

Staff must be off the camp property and in public/community locations.

  1. Prioritize the wellbeing of the Camp community to the greatest extent possible while also acknowledging the importance of time off.
  2. Days off departures from camp to approved activities & locations away from non-camp participants ONLY. Refer to time off guidelines outlined below.
  3. Ignoring these guidelines can impact the health and safety of our campers, staff, and community. Accordingly, irresponsible behavior may result in disciplinary action. 

 

If any at any point questions arise on how you should conduct yourself on campus or off campus in regards to staff time off, refer to these seven guiding principles.

  • Staff Time-Off and After-Hours  Areas:
    • Most staff-only areas are by nature congregate and mixed cohort. Due to this, traditional staff areas will be slightly different this year. 

Areas of camp:

  • Staff room: Mixed cohort congregant setting requires face coverings.
  • Upper Ball Field: Well ventilated outdoor space. Face coverings if within 6 feet.
  • Yearling Tent Platform: Will be open for staff to sleep away from campers on their day off.
  • Baloo Cove: May be available in the AM for staff use.

 

Considerations about outside of meals food and drink:

  • Staff Supper: Eating will be socially distanced
  • A camp shopper will help get the supplies Counselors need.
  • Keep camp supplied food and refreshments ample and awesome

Days-Off:

Above all, we need to be accountable and honest. Our ability to accurately contact trace is a vital tool in keeping us open this summer. We cannot abolish all risk but we have to mitigate it. With this in mind:

  • Trips off camp, including on days off, are to be pre-approved by Admin
    • If you are a dorm counselor if you are not on your day off you are at camp unless you are on a trip, or are on official camp business.
  • Complete a “Day Off Plan” sheet
  • Screening upon immediate arrival back to camp
  • All staff test COVID weekly 
  • Follow NH Universal Guidelines whenever off-campus
  • Use the best judgment based on CDC and NH guidelines

If you are a counselor, you have agreed to be in a caregiving role for campers. This responsibility should always be at the forefront of your mind as a staff. This year because of Covid, your actions outside of camp have a direct impact on the health of the camp.

Examples of changes compared to normal camp sessions

  1. Shopping to be done by Camp Shopper, or by Curbside order picked up by one approved staff.
  2. Dining off Camp Outdoor Dining Only. Take special care to remain socially distant and follow established NH Universal  Guidelines
  3. Outdoor activities are a great go to for staff time off that minimizes exposure.

Examples include hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc.

  1. Visitation of family and friends is allowed on days off, however, use common sense and refer to the guiding principles and considerations above when making any plans for days off
  2. Public locations – staff are expected to represent Mowglis off-campus as normal and follow NH Universal  Guidelines at all times.

 

Site/Facility

  • All Dorm common areas and frequently touched surfaces, including door latches,  the Wash and Writing Porches, and the inside will be disinfected daily.
  • All dorms will have hand sanitizer pumps at all doors.
  • All Dorm hand wash sinks have been updated and upgraded.

Transportation

  • Van interiors will be cleaned and disinfected after each use
    • Disinfecting COVID bucket kit in each van so that drivers can clean Van themselves immediately after use
  • Campers will ride in vans with their Dorm Group
  • All PPE guidelines will be followed.

Dining Hall (We will do the following, in addition to adhering to all of our regular food service and dining hall policies and procedures)

  • Single Cohort Camp:
    • The dining room operates as normal, with heightened cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
  • Multi-Cohort Camp:
    • Each dorm will eat at their Dorm’s group of tables.
    • There will be a minimum of 6 feet or one empty table between groups.
    • Tables will have a maximum number of diners of six. One on each end, two on each side.
    • One Dorm a day will eat their meals outside of the Dining Hall. 
      • Handwashing by Dorm group prior to entry
      • Each Dorm will have its own set of three hand washing and sterilization buckets.
      • Campers will have an established meeting spot proximal to the Dining Hall to avoid crowding in the stairway.
      • Campers will get a pump of hand sanitizer at the DH upon entry.
    • Tableboys will wear PPE (face mask and gloves)
    • Counselors will serve campers wearing PPE
    • No passing dishes of food
    • No inter-cohort sharing
    • There will be plastic sheeting at serving windows
    • No Salad Bar – salad will be with boys at the tables and served by the counselor
    • Mines use during meals – no Mines Passes – but no more than 2 people using them during the meal
  • Kitchen
    • All kitchen staff will follow stringent hygiene, social distancing, and PPE policies and procedures.
    • All kitchen staff will wear PPE during work and wash hands frequently.
    • All kitchen staff will be given a thorough orientation on policies, procedures, and expectations prior to working and will be held to extremely high standards.
  • Dishes
    • Anyone doing dishes will do so wearing adequate PPE including but not limited to gloves, face mask/shield
    • The dish area will be cleaned and sprayed with disinfectant (bleach water) before and after each meal/use.
  • Mines (Bathrooms and Showers)
    • Periodic cleaned and disinfected throughout the day
    • Ample hand washing soap and paper towel
    • Touchless soap dispensers
    • Not cleaned by campers during duties
    • All campers and staff will be required to wash hands – even more than “usual”

 

The Lodge (Medical Center)

  • Pre-Arrival

 

  • Nurses’ Daily Procedures
    • Medical staff will triage illness and injury in a way that keeps campers and staff with suspected COVID-19 symptoms physically distant and separate from evaluation and treatment of persons with non-COVID-19 medical issues. Ensure that staff and campers with symptoms of COVID-19 can be appropriately isolated. 
    • Routine medication administration should be done in a manner that supports physical distancing between campers/staff and health center staff. 
    • We have built separate locations for isolation and quarantine of staff or campers who develop symptoms of COVID-19 or are diagnosed with COVID-19 (Isolation), and for those who are exposed to COVID-19 (quarantine). 
    • Temp-check all campers and staff daily (?)
    • Monitor and confer with HQ to ensure that all policies and procedures are being followed
    • If any camper or staff exhibits signs or symptoms they will be tested
      • They will be in isolation until the test results are received.
      • If positive, there will be a follow-up PCR test at Speare Memorial.
      • We will follow any/all  state communicable disease reporting requirements

 

  • Health Center Guidance, Management of Persons Suspected or Confirmed with COVID-19, and Management of Close Contacts. 
    • When a camper or staff is identified with any new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19, even only new mild symptoms, this person must be isolated and separated from all other campers and staff, and the person should be tested for COVID-19 after a clinical evaluation (see “diagnostic testing” section above). The person must remain isolated until the COVID-19 test returns and may not participate in any camp activities, go to the dining hall, or be present in other public places.
    • People that need to isolate or quarantine should ideally be sent home to isolate/quarantine off camp property.
    • If a person is confirmed to have COVID-19, they should leave camp immediately and be picked up by family and brought back home by private transportation. 
    • The family and close household contacts will then need to quarantine due to exposure to a person with COVID-19. People with confirmed COVID-19 shall not, under any circumstances, be allowed on public transportation. 
    • If a person is unable to drive themselves home (for staff and volunteers), or be picked up by family, they must continue to be kept in isolation on camp premises until no longer infectious. 
    • All campers and staff must submit a detailed personal evacuation plan describing how they will be transported home in the event that they test positive for COVID-19.
    • Close contacts to a person with COVID-19 must quarantine. Any person requiring quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure should leave the camp and can either drive themselves home (for staff and volunteers) or be picked up by family. People under quarantine shall not be allowed on public transportation. If a person is unable to leave the camp or be picked up immediately, they should undergo quarantine on camp premises. 
    • In cases where close contacts are the cohort of the individual(s) who tested positive, they may remain at camp and quarantine together, however; the cohort will not come into contact with anyone outside their affected cohort. All dining and other activities will be separate from all other cohorts. 
      • Schedule daily activity schedule for Quarantining Dorm
      • Create staff back-up industry coverage
      • Alternative activities that the Dorm counselor can run.
    • People under quarantine will undergo enhanced symptom monitoring as outlined in NH public health quarantine guidance and will be tested for COVID-19 on day 5-7 after exposure.

 

  • Communication with State & Local Public Health Authorities. COVID-19 is a reportable disease. 
    • We will notify the NH State public health agency of any persons diagnosed with COVID-19 (or any other Reportable Infectious Disease) while on camp premises. 
    • We will ensure a single point of contact for communication and familiarize themselves with NH public health reporting protocols and contact methods
  • Communication with Parents, Community, and the Press
    • Clear, transparent periodic communication will occur throughout the summer.
    • We will follow our organizational communication plan.
    • Any cases of COVID-19 will be communicated to parents, all patient privacy will be respected.
    • Any instances of quarantine or isolation will be communicated to parents.