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Health & Safety

Providence Day School has implemented stringent mitigating strategies in consultation with the school nurses and has invested heavily in infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of everyone on campus. A school nurse is onsite from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm while camp is in session. 

 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:
  • When at all possible, staff will practice physical distancing.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times indoors, except when eating and drinking.
  • 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. Campers will wash hands prior to and after sharing items, and staff will disinfect the item at the end of the day.
  • Each indoor camp space will be cleaned at the end of each session.
  • Parents must screen children daily for symptoms including fever, sore throat, new cough, difficulty breathing, nausea, diarrhea, new onset of severe headache, and new loss of taste or smell. Parents must report these symptoms to the Camp Nurses and must keep their child home from camp. 
  • Parents are required to report to the Camp Nurses if their child has tested positive for COVID-19, has had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or has been tested and is waiting for results.
  • Campers will be spaced 2-3 feet apart for activities, including meals and snacks.
  • Outdoor times will be staggered.
  • Wearing of face coverings will be required for all campers when indoors.
  • Lunch 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.
  • All individuals are required to wear masks indoors on campus. 
  • If soap and water are not readily available for hand washing, 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.
  • As health information evolves, we will make modifications to our policies, as warranted.

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

Updated July 2, 2021