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Due to the ever-shifting circumstances surrounding public health, Providence Day will remain nimble and flexible throughout this school year. We will constantly monitor data and consult experts to keep our teaching and learning safe for our students, faculty, staff, and families. For further questions, we encourage you to reach out directly to: Erin Harper, Head of Lower School, erin.harper@providenceday.org; Lee Tappy, Head of Middle School, lee.tappy@providenceday.org; or Eric Hedinger, Head of Upper School, eric.hedinger@providenceday.org.

Summer 2021 Health and Safety Policies:

 Based on conditions, policies will be updated as needed per official guidance from the CDC and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. The following policies are currently in effect for the 2021 summer season:

Staff and Facilities:
  • When at all possible, staff will practice physical distancing.

  • Unvaccinated staff will wear face coverings at all times indoors, except when eating and drinking.

  • All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.

  • Only materials that can be cleaned and sanitized will be in use, and item sharing will be limited. Campers will wash hands prior to and after sharing items, and staff will disinfect the item at the end of the day.

  • Each indoor camp space will be cleaned at the end of each session.

Parents:
  • Parents must submit a 2021 PROVIDENCE DAY SUMMER PROGRAMS COVID-19 HEALTH CHECK AND RISK RELEASE FORM at carpool drop-off on Monday.

  • Parents must screen children daily for symptoms including fever, sore throat, new cough, difficulty breathing, nausea, diarrhea, new onset of severe headache, and new loss of taste or smell. Parents must report these symptoms to the Camp Nurses and must keep their child home from camp. 

  • Parents are required to report to the Camp Nurses if their child has tested positive for COVID-19, has had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or has been tested and is waiting for results.

Campers:
  • Campers will be spaced 2-3 feet apart for activities, including meals and snacks.

  • Outdoor times will be staggered.

  • Wearing of face coverings will be required for all unvaccinated campers when indoors.

  • Lunch and snacks will be provided in single-serve boxes, and beverages will be in individual bottles. Campers are encouraged to bring their own labeled water bottles to camp.

  • Water fountains that are equipped with a hands-free hydration station may be used to refill water bottles.

Everyone:
  • All unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks indoors on campus. 

  • If soap and water are not readily available for hand washing, all camps will have available hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter camp. If symptoms develop during camp, the person will be immediately isolated until he or she can leave campus.

  • As health information evolves, we will make modifications to our policies, as warranted.