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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
With Covid-19 cases declining across the country, we are relaxing our travel policy. Moving forward, we are only imposing restrictions on travel to states with 7-day Covid-19 positivity rates above 10%. Any unvaccinated camper who travels to one of those >10% states should either self-quarantine upon return or have a negative PCR test before returning to camp. (The test can be taken immediately upon return to Maryland; there is no wait period.) Vaccinated campers or staff do not need to take any special precautions after traveling. Please keep an eye on your travel destination’s Covid-19 metrics, as they can change from week to week.
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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