COVID-19 Policies & Procedures for Campers, Families, and Staff
Though we are planning for a normal season of Summer Programs, it is too early to tell what next summer will bring. This site will be updated as information becomes available.
This page reflects the policies that were in place in July 2020 when Providence Day School held in-person Summer Programs, following official guidance from the CDC and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. No cases of COVID-19 were reported during these programs.
Staff and Facilities:
● Staff will practice social distancing and wear face coverings.
● All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
● Only materials that can be cleaned and sanitized will be in use, and item sharing will be limited.
● Each indoor camp space will be cleaned at the end of each session.
● Parents must complete a Summer Camp COVID-19 Risk Release Form prior to camp.
● Parents must screen children daily for symptoms including fever, chills, cough, headache, fatigue, nausea, or diarrhea, and complete a Daily Health Form. A complete list of symptoms is available on the CDC website.
● Drop-off and pick-up procedures will be conducted via vehicle ONLY. Detailed carpool instructions will be sent to registered families prior to each camp.
● Campers will be spaced 6 feet apart for activities, including meals and snacks.
● Outdoor times will be staggered.
● No large group activities will be planned, and time standing in line will be minimized.
● Wearing of face coverings will be required for all campers.
● Lunches and snacks will be provided in single-serve boxes, and beverages will be in individual bottles. Campers are encouraged to bring their own labeled water bottles to camp.
● Water fountains that are equipped with a hands-free hydration station may be used to refill water bottles.
● Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds will be required before entering a classroom, before meals or snacks, after outside time, after using the restroom, and prior to leaving for home.
● If soap and water are not readily available, all camps will have available hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
● Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter camp. If symptoms develop during camp, the person will be immediately isolated until he or she can leave campus.
● Campers, families, and staff will be reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
As COVID-19 information evolves, we will make modifications to our policies, as warranted.