Nature League Health & Safety Protocols Summer 2022 Update

 

Below you will find our most current health procedures for Summer 2022. These procedures are subject to change and we will continue to review and update in accordance with State and City guidelines. All registered families will be notified of any revisions. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination:  All Nature League instructors are fully vaccinated. All campers are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated by the start of the summer session. 

 

Face Masks: Face masks will be optional during camp. If, however, cold or flu like symptoms emerge during the day, the camper will be asked to wear a mask. We will always carry extra masks as well. 

 

Hand Washing/Hand Sanitizer: Campers will be guided through appropriate hand-washing upon arrival and will sanitize their hands before and after socially-distanced snack time (we will have soap and water / hand sanitizer available) Both instructors will also carry hand sanitizer and wipes at all times to ensure clean hands throughout the day.

 

Bathroom Policy: Due to our location in the park, we will be practicing "nature bathroom breaks" instead of using public restrooms. Instructors will provide a collapsible toilet which will be offered to children if they prefer. These will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after each use. We practice "leave no trace" with all bathroom supplies and waste in the park. 

 

Snack/Lunch Policy: Parents are to provide a hearty lunch, snack, and water each day for their children. Campers are not allowed to share food with one another. Children will be instructed to remain safely socially distanced while eating.

 

COVID-19 Exposure Protocol: Parents agree to immediately notify Nature League if their child has had close contact with someone who has tested positive, or is presumed positive for COVID-19. A negative test will be required for your child to attend camp and a face mask is strongly recommended. 

 

If a child has symptoms of COVID-19 while attending camp:  Child must stay home and will be required to get tested before returning to camp if they are exhibiting any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

 

• Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher) or chills

• Cough

• Headache

• Sore throat

• Loss of taste or smell that started in the last 10 days. Children may say that food  “tastes bad” or “tastes funny”

• Feeling out of breath or having a hard time breathing

• Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting

• Fatigue

• Muscle aches or body aches

 

If a child tests positive for COVID-19 while attending camp:

 

Child must stay home until:

  • 5 days have passed since symptoms began, even if symptoms began after the positive test (AND)

  • Symptoms have improved (AND)

  • Fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (AND)

  • A negative test collected on or after Day 5

 

All families will be notified of any positive cases at camp. The Nature League will determine if further steps are necessary based on current SF guidelines.

(https://www.sfdph.org/dph/covid-19/schools-isolation-and-quarantine.asp#return)