Nature League Health & Safety Protocols 2021 Update

Below you will find our most current health procedures for 2021. 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.

 

**All Nature League instructors are fully vaccinated** 

Group Size: We will enroll up to 16 children per session and will encourage personal space within the group. This adheres to current standards put in place by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. 

 

Pre-Screening Upon Arrival: Campers will continue to have their temperature taken daily upon arrival, to be documented by instructors. Children showing any symptoms of COVID19 should not be sent to camp under any circumstances, and we reserve the right to turn away campers at drop-off who exhibit any symptoms, which include:

  • Fever*

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*Fever is determined by a thermometer reading 100.4 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking

Drop-off Protocol:  For the sake of efficiency and to limit exposure, it is preferred that parents remain in the car during pickup and drop-off in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Instructors wearing gloves will open car door, take child’s temperature with a no-contact thermometer, document temperature on sign-in sheet, and let child safely out of the car. For families traveling on foot or bike, we strongly discourage parents from socializing at pick-up and drop-off to limit everyone’s exposure risk.

Face Masks Required: Every camper is required to wear their own face mask for the entirety of camp. We ask that parents pack an extra face mask in case a replacement is needed.

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, since we will not be entering any public restrooms). Both instructors will also carry hand sanitizer and wipes at all times to ensure clean hands throughout the day.

Healthy Practices: Campers will be shown best practices for staying healthy (i.e. not touching their faces, coughing and sneezing into elbows, keeping hands to themselves, etc).

Bathroom Policy: In an effort to minimize exposure, we will be practicing "nature bathroom breaks" instead of using public restrooms. Instructors will provide 2 collapsible toilets 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 lunch/snack and water each day for their children. Campers are not allowed to share food with one another and are not permitted to touch the personal items of any other camper. Children will be instructed to remain safely socially distanced while eating.

Project Supplies: Every camper will have their own supply bag to minimize shared materials. For projects that require shared equipment and supplies, children will sanitize hands before and after using shared materials.

 

Location: Registered families will be notified of location prior to camp start date.

Pickup Protocol: A teacher will escort and assist each child into the car; parents will remain in the car. 

COVID-19 Exposure Protocol: Parents agree to immediately notify Nature League if they become aware that any person with whom they or their child have had contact with has tested positive, or is presumed positive for COVID-19.

If a child develops any symptoms of COVID19 while at camp: Instructors will notify parents immediately and parents will be asked to pick up their child as soon as possible. Child will be assigned to one instructor in a designated waiting area at a safe distance from the other children until they are sent home.

If a child has symptoms of  COVID19 while attending camp: Child must stay home and will be asked to get tested before returning to camp. 

If a child tests positive for COVID19 while attending camp:

 

Child must stay home until:

  • It has been at least 10 days since the first onset of symptoms (and)

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

  • 24 hours since all symptoms have improved

 All close contacts at camp will be notified and required to quarantine for 10 days. Testing will be recommended. The Nature League will determine if further isolation and/or quarantine of cohort is needed based on SF guidelines.

(https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/ig/COVID-19-QuickGuide-Suspected-Confirmed-COVID-Schools-Childcares-Programs.pdf)