Summer Camp Covid-19 Protocols
Resources for Summer at The St. Paul's Schools
The St. Paul's Schools continues to monitor the global Covid-19 pandemic and conditions within our community.
Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our campers and camp staff. We are grateful for your partnership and will continue monitoring this situation and providing updates as necessary.
If you have a question related to coronavirus and Summer at The St. Paul’s Schools or would like to report a potential exposure or information about someone in your household who is being tested for the virus, you may send an email to Shannon Duckett at email@example.com. Please know that all personal health information will be kept confidential, although information may be shared with the public health officials who are working to protect our community.
We are working closely with our school’s Emergency Response Team and Medical Advisory Board on health and safety protocols for this summer. Our campers will experience the same care and concern that has allowed The St. Paul’s Schools students to engage in on-campus learning this year.
As we begin bringing campers back onto campus amid the continuing pandemic, the partnership between home and school is more important than ever. Whether it is completing more detailed health information at registration or abiding by public health guidelines, we trust that our campers, families, and camp staff will commit to our community standards to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and keep our campus open.
To help reduce the risk of Covid-19 exposure at The St. Paul’s Schools, we expect all campers, families, and camp staff to:
- Avoid hosting or attending large gatherings, events, and other high-risk activities where proper social distancing and mask wearing are not practiced.
- Avoid unnecessary travel. Any student, faculty, or staff member returning from international or out-of-state travel should get tested and self-quarantine until the test result is received, per Maryland state guidelines. (DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia are exempt.) We ask that you wait five days to test after returning to Maryland.
- Wear masks in accordance with state and local guidelines.
- Practice and reinforce hygiene measures at home.
- Stay home at the first sign of any illness.
If a student develops a fever of 100.0 F or above, they should stay out of school until they are fever-free for 72 hours without the aid of antipyretic medication. Our camp nurse will use her clinical judgment to evaluate situations on a case-by-case basis. (Please note that our pre-K campers will follow Maryland state childcare guidelines and have a different policy, requiring students to be fever-free for 24 hours with medication before returning.)
Travel and Family Summer Vacations
We are asking families to refrain from scheduling any follow state and federal guidelines with respect to personal and business travel. Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to issue a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. Under this advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling out of state. Any member of our camp community who travels out of state should have a PCR test no sooner than five days post return from out of state travel. Negative results should be shared with the camp nurse BEFORE COMING TO CAMP. Or, families can self-quarantine for 14 days post vacation and NOT attend camp within this timeframe. Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and DC are exempt from this recommendation.
Example: If you travel out of state from June 19 – June 26 for summer vacation, it is expected you quarantine for five days (through July 1), take a PCR test (on July 1) and await results. If you get negative results on July 2, July 3 or July 4, you can send results to our nurse and return to camp on July and, if PCR test results are negative, you can return to camp on July 5. It is not allowed at this time to travel out of state, return to Maryland on a Saturday or Sunday and come to camp that immediate Monday.
Four Pillars of Health and Safety
By following these practices at St. Paul’s, we can work collectively to protect our community and keep our campus open.
- Physical distancing and cohort groups
- Health screening and preventative hygiene
- Cleaning, sanitizing, ventilation, and disinfecting
- Communications and safety procedures training
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