Checklist for Staying Safe From COVID-19 at Camp
Families can use this checklist as you prepare themself for Reunify Camp. Review this checklist with your children so they know the precautions they can take to help stay protected from COVID-19.
Get yourself and your child vaccinated. The best thing you can do to protect your child from COVID-19 and help ensure they have a memorable experience in this camp is by making sure your child is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines in time for camp. COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone ages 6 months and older. If your child is getting their first jab, make sure they finish getting all their recommended initial doses at least 2 weeks before the start of their camp session.
Pack plenty of masks. (only required if local health authorities make it mandatory.)
Make sure your child knows about good handwashing techniques. Remind your child to wash their hands often. The most effective handwashing method involves soap and water. But when soap and water aren’t available, your child can use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Test to prevent spread to others. Reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by getting your family tested as close to the start of camp as possible. If any of the member tests positive for COVID-19, follow quarantine and isolation guidance. Please let camp know whether any of your family member test positive.
Keep your family members home if exposed to COVID-19 and not up to date with their vaccines. If your family members aren’t up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, keep them home from camp for 5 days, get them tested, and take precautions (such as wear a mask around others) until day 10.
If any of your family member has any of the following symptoms, you should keep them home from camp, get them tested for COVID-19, and notify camp staff:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Take extra precautions if any of your family member is at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Children with certain health issues have a greater chance of getting very sick from COVID-19. These health issues include:
- Sickle cell disease
Talk with your child’s health care provider to determine whether it’s safe for them to attend camp or if they need to take extra precautions while at camp, such as wearing a more protective mask. Please notify camp for any extra precautions your child needs before their camp session starts.