HERE AT CAMP GRACE,
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY.

Learn more about the measures we are taking in response to Covid-19.

We realize the impact the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has had on our community. We are taking measures to ensure that the campers and guests that come through our facilities are safe. These are the measures we are taking to ensure this:

General Policies Concerning COVID-19

 

The health and safety of the participants, staff, and volunteers is of the utmost importance at Camp Grace. With COVID-19 still posing a threat, Camp Grace is staying up-to-date on the current recommendations and requirements. 

 

  • We ask parents not to bring their children to camp if they are feeling ill. We also ask out staff not to come to camp if they are ill. 

  • Camp Grace reserves the right not to admit any people who pose a communicable disease risk to others.

  • We are monitoring and following the requirements of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

 

What to Do Before Coming to an Event or Week of Camp

 

All participants, staff, and volunteers are responsible to check themselves at home for the following symptoms before attending an activity or event. If any of the following are true at least 5 days before they attend an activity or event they will not be able to participate:

 

  • Have had a fever of 100.4 F, or higher.

  • Have had a persistent cough, shortness of breath, congestion, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, runny nose, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or vomiting. 

  • The individual has not been fully vaccinated and has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive with COVID-19 (see Quarantine Requirement for COVID-19).

  • The individual tests positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.

 

Preventions & Precautions

 

Here are some things that Camp Grace will be doing to keep its staff, volunteers, and participants safe and healthy:

 

  • Face masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and participants ages 5 and older indoors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a medical exemption. Proof of medical exemption may be required.

  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices- Encouraging hand washing before and after every meal, hand sanitization stations across property, disinfectant provided to counselors for frequent common-touch surfaces, changing the way we do meals for limited contact, 

  • Limiting sharing between participants, staff, and volunteers.

  • Training all staff in communicable disease risk mitigation

  • Health monitoring and screening by a registered nurse

  • Quarantine spaces for those displaying symptoms

 

Quarantine Requirements for COVID-19

(A majority of the following information was taken from the CDC website.)

 

If a participant, staff member, or volunteer fulfills any of the following, a quarantine period is required before they will be permitted to return to camp. 

 

  1. Tests positive for Covid-19 or

  2. Has not been vaccinated and comes in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. Close contact is defined by the CDC as being less than 6 feet away for cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. 

 

If a participant, staff member or volunteer has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and  has:

 

  • gotten a booster shot, or

  • completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months, or

  • completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with the last two months.

 

They must wear a mask around others for ten days, and it is recommended that they test on the fifth day. If they develop symptoms, they should get tested and stay home.

 

If a participant, staff member or volunteer has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and  has:

 

  • completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over six months ago and are not boosted, or

  • completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over two months ago and are not boosted, or

  • are unvaccinated.

 

They must stay home for five days and after that continue to wear a mask around others for an additional five days. If they are unable to quarantine, they must wear a mask for ten days and it is recommended to get tested on the fifth day. If they develop symptoms, they should get tested and stay home.

 

If a participant, staff member, or volunteer test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, they must stay home for five days. If they have no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after five days, they may return to camp but they must wear a mask around other for an additional five days. If they have a fever, they must continue to stay at home until their fever resolves. 

 

All Camp Grace guidelines are subject to change as the CDC and NCDHHS change their recommendations and guidelines.