Conduct staff trainings regarding the proper use and disposal of PPE as well as COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocols before the program begins and throughout the program as needed.
Conduct trainings for children regarding hygiene and safety protocols including proper hand washing, touching of face, covering mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing and social distancing.
Limit activities to only those that maintain 6 feet distancing.
Space seating/desks to at least six feet apart.
Staff and students/campers should wear masks.
Temperatures of children and staff should be taken daily with a touchless
thermometer. Individuals with elevated temperatures (above 100 F) or with COVID-
19 related symptoms should stay home.
Ensure that student and staff groupings are as self-contained as possible by having
the same group of children stay with the same staff. Restrict mixing children
Avoid field trips, inter-group events, and extracurricular activities or group
gatherings greater than 6 people.
Restrict group transportation including carpooling.
Restrict nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving outside groups.
Close communal use spaces such as cafeterias and playgrounds. If not possible,
stagger use and disinfect in between use. During meals maintain same groups of
students and adults.
Have pre-packaged boxes or bags for each attendee instead of a buffet or family-style
meal. Avoid sharing of food, drinks and utensils.
Stagger arrival and drop-off times and locations. Establish protocols to limit direct
contact with parents as much as possible. Children waiting to be picked up should be
kept within their small groups and kept 6 feet apart.
Keep each child’s belongings separated from others’ and in individually labeled
containers, cubbies, or areas.
Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials (art supplies,
sports equipment etc.) Assign equipment to a single individual or limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between use.
Restrict sports programs to contactless sports only and non-competitive play (no games or scrimmages). The focus should be on conditioning and skills development.
Implement screenings safely, respectfully, as well as in accordance with any applicable privacy laws or regulations. Confidentiality should be maintained.
School and camp administrators may use examples of screening methods in CDC’s supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open as a guide for screening children and CDC’s General Business FAQs for screening staff.
Plan for when a staff, child, or visitor becomes sick. Provide a child or staff member who is sick with the CDC COVID-19 handout. Advise sick staff members not to