COVID-19 Reduction & Mitigation Plan

Updated on 6.15.22

Greetings Camp Onas families!

As we get closer and closer to the start of Camp, we’d like to do all we can to keep Camp Onas healthy and to (hopefully) minimize the impact of COVID-19 this summer. 

Our plan to manage and mitigate COVID-19 at Onas this summer is similar to last season’s but with some of the requirements relaxed, in light of our population’s high COVID-19 immunization rate.  

To that end, we are asking all families to do the following:

7 days prior to arrival: Begin daily monitoring and reporting using our Daily Screening & Reporting Form. We ask everyone, including people immunized for COVID-19, to do this because the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 from derailing our summer plans is to take simple precautions the week before arriving. 

Day of arrival: Complete your final Daily Screening & Reporting Form before you leave for Onas. If symptomatic, please call the office by 10:30am. If you need to leave a message, please do, and wait for us to call you back before heading to Camp Onas. As we did last year, we will have contactless check-in on the sports field, staggered arrival times, and Camp Onas staff will ask campers about symptoms and check their temperature at arrival. 

* Please note that we will not check-in or admit any camper who has signs or symptoms of any communicable disease. 

If your camper is up to date on covid vaccinations (including any booster) please upload your vaccination records to the registration portal as soon as possible. If you are awaiting a dose, please don’t wait for the dose — you can add another copy of the card when it is updated. 

If your camper is not immunized for COVID-19, they must be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival(Thursday or later). Results can be uploaded to the Registration Portal or you may submit them at Check-in. 

If your camper had COVID-19 infection in the 90 days prior to arrival, please provide documentation of the prior diagnosis, as it may affect the results of their pre-arrival test. (If this documentation does not yet exist, we recommend you get an initial test more than 14 days before arrival). We will accept home tests – please name and date them and take a photo for upload.

Please let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to friends@camponas.org.

Thank you for your diligence by taking these pre-arrival steps — they greatly improve our chance of having a fun, healthy summer that is not interrupted by COVID-19.  

-Matt & Holly Hecht

Anticipated FAQ:   Do Campers Need to … 

Get a Test prior to Arrival? 

It depends on whether they are fully COVID-19 Immunized (Received all doses and any recommended boosters). 

Campers who are not fully immunized for COVID-19 will need to get a PCR test and provide results before checking-in, along with completing the Pre-Arrival Symptom Tracking & Reporting. 

Campers who are fully immunized for COVID 19 are not required to have a pre-arrival test. Why? Testing does not reveal recent infections, so we are asking everyone to focus on simple precautions in the seven days before arriving, instead.   

Symptom Track, Reduce Contact & Use Face Masks the Week before Arrival?

Yes. 

Even if they are fully immunized/ boosted for COVID-19? 

Yes. Immunized people can still contract and spread COVID-19, and testing won’t reveal recent infections. Wearing a mask in indoor public settings, avoiding crowds, and practicing good hygiene are still effective tools we can all take to arrive at Onas without COVID-19. 

Follow the CDC Community Level Guidance for COVID-19 in the seven days before we arrive for camp? 

Yes. We are asking everyone to check the CDC assessment of their community’s COVID-19 level, and follow the guidance for individuals with their immunization status in the week prior to arrival. (In many areas, the CDC guidance may be more restrictive than state or local regulations). 

Self-Quarantine Before Arriving? 

No. We are asking folks to take simple precautions to reduce the chance of arriving to Onas with COVID-19 or any other communicable disease. Steps like avoiding crowds, socializing outdoors, wearing a face mask when in public indoor settings, and practicing good hygiene all help with this.