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Health & Safety

Providence Day School has invested heavily in infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of everyone on campus. Based on conditions, policies will be updated as needed per official guidance from the CDC and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. The following policies are currently in effect for the 2021 camp season:

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:

● 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:

● 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.

Everyone:

● Frequent hand washing 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 health information evolves, we will make modifications to our policies, as warranted.

Other safety protocols are in effect during the summer months. Fire, tornado, and other drills are conducted on a regular basis in accordance with local ordinances. Camp staff are trained in proper response procedures to keep your camper safe at all times.  

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