To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Health guidance includes the following requirements:
Vaccinated campers and staff are not required to wear masks in indoor or outdoor settings.
Indoors, unvaccinated campers are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times, but particularly when physical distancing is difficult, unless (1) doing so is impracticable, such as when a camper is eating or drinking or (2) while the individual is in the water.
Outdoors, campers are not required to mask, regardless of their vaccination status.
Unvaccinated campers are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Indoors, unvaccinated staff must wear face masks at all times except when not practicable, such as when eating or drinking, sleeping, or swimming.
Outdoors, unvaccinated staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Face masks should not be put on any child under the age of two.
Camps must supply their staff and campers with face masks.
Document vaccination status for fully vaccinated staff and campers
Daily health screenings for staff, campers, and volunteers.
Policies and protocols for when a staff member or camper receives a positive COVID-19 test result.
Require staff and campers who are sick or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home.
Ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that groups include the same children and staff each day. Camp operators should minimize unvaccinated staff/camper movement between groups.
For overnight camps, all unvaccinated/partially vaccinated staff/campers will be required to have a documented negative test within 72 hours of arriving on-site. All unvaccinated/partially vaccinated staff/campers will be required to receive a test within 3 to 6 days of arrival. Operators should strongly encourage unvaccinated staff and campers to quarantine prior to arrival at camp.
Fully vaccinated campers and staff are not required to participate in routine testing for COVID-19.