COVID-19 Camp Safety Protocols
St. Mary’s Academy has spent months planning for the safest learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We will bring this same level of commitment to creating a safe, socially distanced camp environment for your daughter.
Families must submit an online health screening form before the first day of camp. Answering “yes” to any of the health screening questions means that a camper should stay home. The FAQ section below includes a list of the health screening questions. The Oregon Health Authority recommends avoiding non-essential travel and self-quarantining 14 days after trips out of state. If families have not had any symptoms, they may consider ending quarantine after 10 days without a COVID test or 7 days with proof of a COVID negative test.
Daily Pre-Screening at Home
Families will be asked to take their student’s temperature before leaving for camp. If the camper has a temperature over 100.04 degrees or is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, she must stay home.
Screening at Camp
When campers arrive to St. Mary’s Academy, they will be checked in near the main doors on 5th Avenue. An SMA employee will greet campers as they arrive and check that the family has completed the health questionnaire. All adults and campers are required to wear a face mask during drop-off and pick-up. The camper’s temperature will be taken at a kiosk and recorded by the employee. If the camper’s temperature is above 100.04, and/or the family did not complete the health form, or if the camper answered “yes” to any of the screening questions, then the student will not be permitted to attend camp.
- Face Covering: Campers are required to provide and wear a mask all day at camp. A face shield may only be worn in addition to wearing a mask.
- Food: Eat a balanced breakfast before you arrive to camp in the morning. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during camp. Per OHA safety guidelines, the sharing of food is not allowed. SMA will provide pre-packaged snacks.
- Physical Distancing: Camp activities will follow physical distancing guidelines with classrooms and other spaces configured to allow for a minimum of at least 3 feet of distance between campers, except during eating times when 6 feet distance is required.
- Stable Groups: Each camp is kept intentionally small with a maximum of 24 campers. The OHA recommends that stable groups consist of 30 campers or fewer.
- Cleaning/Sanitizing: High touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day, and touchless hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. We will avoid sharing supplies whenever possible.
- What safety protocols/guidelines is St. Mary’s Academy following?
- What questions are asked in the health screening form?
- Will there be before and after care available?
- How and when will I be notified if someone at SMA tests positive for COVID-19?
- Will I be able to see the space where my child will be during the week of camp? Will I be able to join in on any camp festivities?