Parents/guardians and summer campers will be met in our parking lot by a clearly identified Baum School staff member and will be asked to remain in their vehicles while we complete a brief household symptom questionnaire. After an in-vehicle contactless temperature check with an infrared no-touch forehead thermometer, your child will be escorted safely into the building. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or over, or a temperature over 99.9 after two checks, will not be permitted to join camp, and will be required to follow CDC guidelines for when it is safe to return. In most cases, we will be able to provide a prorated credit to be used at a later date.
All staff and volunteers will be required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth and also a face shield in certain instances. All staff members will complete daily temperature checks and symptom questionnaires prior the start of their shift. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or over, or a temperature over 99.9 after two checks, will not be permitted to join camp, and will be required to follow CDC guidelines for when it is safe to return. Any staff member or volunteer who is sick, experiencing symptoms, has tested positive or has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 is required to notify their supervisor, stay home, monitor their health, and follow CDC guidelines for when it is safe to return. In accordance with all applicable laws, all guardians and local health officials will be notified should a staff member or volunteer working with their camper experience any of the criteria listed above.
Maximum camp sizes have been reduced to ensure that safe social distancing can be achieved within each classroom space. Classrooms and furniture have been reorganized to meet social distance guidelines. All campers will be given their own lidded bin for personal belongings and a separate lidded bin for personal art materials which will be sanitized throughout the day. Shared materials will be limited. Any shared materials, like paintbrushes, will be thoroughly cleaned after use. Classroom seating is designed to ensure 6 feet of social distance between campers. Signage throughout the building, along with staff members, will help guide students to remain socially distanced throughout their camp experience.
Students will remain with the same group of students and instructor all day, every day, in the same classroom. Restrooms will be designated for each group to minimize sharing of bathroom facilities. Interactions between groups will be limited as much as possible.
High-touch areas, public areas, and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day. Classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to the next day’s camp. During the yellow phase, classrooms will only be used by one class cohort per week. We use cleaning products that meet EPA disinfectant criteria as recommended by the CDC.
Staff and campers will be instructed on proper cough/sneeze hygiene and handwashing techniques. Our classrooms are equipped with sinks, soap and water, as well as sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol throughout the facility. All campers and staff will wash their hands or sanitize upon entry and exit of classroom, before and after eating or drinking, for restroom breaks, and as needed throughout the camp day.
All staff and volunteers will be required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth and also a face shield in certain instances. Children 2 years old and older are required to wear a face covering, unless they fit one of the exceptions included in Section 3 of the Secretary of Health's Universal Face Covering Order.
The Department of Health recognizes that getting younger children to be comfortable wearing face coverings and to keep them on may create some difficulties. Under these circumstances, parents, guardians, licensed child care providers in community-based and school settings or responsible persons may consider prioritizing the wearing of face coverings to times when it is difficult for the child to maintain a social distance of at least six feet from others who are not a part of their household (e.g., during carpool drop off or pick up, or when standing in line at school). Ensuring proper face covering size and fit and providing children with frequent reminders and education on the importance and proper wearing of cloth face coverings may help address these issues.
Any child who cannot wear a mask or face shield due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition, or disability, and children who would be unable to remove a face covering without assistance are not required to wear face coverings. Individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired or who has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication, also are not required to wear a mask. Other face coverings, such as plastic face shields, may also accommodate such disabilities.
If a child 2 years old or older is unable to remove a face covering without assistance, the child is not required to wear one.
Additionally, summer programs may allow children to remove their face coverings when they are:• Eating or drinking when spaced at least six feet apart
Campers will bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottles. Campers will remain socially distanced while eating, and will remain with their camp cohort during lunch breaks. All campers’ personal belongings will be kept separated in their personal bins. We will have extra bottled water on hand to keep students hydrated as needed, and will not be using water fountains.
Employees and campers who are sick, or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19, should stay home and monitor health. Employees and campers should stay home if they have tested positive for, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone displaying symptoms of a communicable disease may not remain in camp. The camper will be isolated from the rest of the children in the designated supervised isolation space. Parents will be contacted to pick up the camper and the child will be unable to attend camp until they are fever free for 72 hours without the use of medication. Campers who become sick during camp are asked to self-report symptoms to camp administrators, so that appropriate illness procedures may be implemented.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:• Fever or chills
This list does not include all possible symptoms. See CDC’s website for additions or updates to this list.
ILLNESS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
If employees or campers become sick with COVID-19 symptoms., test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case, they must not come to camp and need to notify the designated COVID-19 point of contacts below by phone (610.433.0032) and email:
Primary Contact - Karri Schreppel, Program Coordinator
Secondary Contact - Laurie Siegfried, Director of Operations and Marketing
CLASSROOM PLAN FOR INSTRUCTOR OR CAMPER EXHIBITING ILLNESS AND/OR POSSIBLE CASE OF COVID-19
The camper will be isolated from the rest of the children in the designated isolation space and parent/guardian will be contacted. All the supplies, and the areas/classroom the student was in contact with will be sanitized. If necessary, students will be relocated to another classroom until the space is safe to re-enter.
CLASSROOM PLAN FOR A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
All the supplies, and the areas/classroom the student was in contact with will be sanitized. In the event that an instructor or student tests positive for COVID-19, in accordance with state and local laws and regulations, camp administrators will notify local health officials, staff, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Families of other students in the class will be notified of the confirmed case via email and phone call.
Students who are registered for an in-person camp and need to follow quarantine safety guidelines will be given access to virtual instruction or a credit for future camp, if possible.
Employees and campers should follow CDC’s criteria of when they should return to work or camp:
WHEN YOU CAN BE AROUND OTHERS AFTER YOU HAD OR LIKELY HAD COVID-19
If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately. When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations.
I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms. You can be with others after:• 3 days with no fever and
Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others when you have no fever, symptoms have improved, and you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms. If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:• 10 days have passed since test
Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID, and I had symptoms."
I have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?
People with conditions that weaken their immune system might need to stay home longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information. If testing is available in your community, it may be recommended by your healthcare provider. You can be with others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.
If testing is not available in your area, your doctor should work with an infectious disease expert at your local health department to determine if you are likely to spread COVID-19 to others and need to stay home longer.
For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19.
It is important to remember that anyone who has close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness.
Below is a list of sources used to create this document:
Governor Wolf’s Summer Recreation, Camps and Pools Frequently Asked Questions
CDC Suggestions for Youth and Summer Camps
CDC Guidance on when to isolate or quarantine
CDC Guidance on when it is safe to return to camp/work
CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus
Allentown Bureau of Health
CDC Cleaning and Disinfection
CDC Camp Decision Tree
Important Information About Your Cloth Face Coverings
How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering
Local Health Authority–Allentown City Bureau of Health
245 N 6Th St, Allentown, PA 18102-4168
Phone: (610) 437-7760