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 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 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 and are not permitted to touch the personal items of any other camper. Children will be instructed to remain safely socially distanced while eating.

 

Location: Registered families will be notified of location prior to 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 after school session: 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 required to get tested before returning to camp. 

 

If a child tests positive for COVID19 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. The Nature League will determine if further isolation and/or quarantine of close contacts is needed based on current SF guidelines.

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