COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 protocols and procedures are subject to change. This page was last updated on 3/21/22.​​​​​​​

 

Face Masks

  • Face masks are optional for all campers, instructors, volunteers, and staff.

COVID-19 Vaccine

  • The college does not currently require campers, staff, or volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Bathrooms

  • Campers will be using bathroom facilities used by college staff, college students, and campers from other camps. Each camp will be assigned a bathroom location and have staggered bathroom breaks to avoid crowding.
  • Custodial staff clean all high touch areas throughout the buildings, including in the bathrooms, multiple times during camp hours. All the bathrooms get a heavy, thorough cleaning every night, Monday through Friday.

General Cleaning and Sanitation

  • Custodial staff clean all high touch areas throughout the buildings multiple times during camp hours. All the bathrooms get a heavy, thorough cleaning every night, Monday through Friday.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at every building entrance and in every classroom.

Sick/Quarantine Room

  • One classroom in the Career Programs Building will serve as both the sick and quarantine room for campers who have fallen ill, had a personal emergency, or require privacy for a medical, social, or mental health issue throughout the day. The back half of the room will be designated as a quarantine space for any camper exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Tables and chairs in the sick/quarantine room will be wiped down with disinfectant cleaner after each use.
  • In the event more than one camper requires the sick/quarantine room at a time, the campers will be space as far apart as physically possible, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet.

Positive or Suspected Case at Camp

  • In the event of a positive or suspected case of COVID-19 at College for Kids, the college will follow procedures as required or recommended by State and local health departments:
    • Campers, staff, and volunteers in the same individual camp as the case
      • Will be notified of the case by email and phone as soon as possible
      • Must leave camp and quarantine following CDC guidelines
      • May not return to camp until completing self-quarantine and obtaining clearance from the individual’s primary care physician
    • All campers, staff, and volunteers on campus that day, but not in the same camp
      • Will be notified of the case by email
      • May be required to move to a new classroom for the duration of the camp

Camper Exposure or Suspected Case

  • If a camper develops signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during camp, he or she will be safely isolated in the quarantine room until a nurse can determine whether the camper may return to the classroom or must be picked up by a parent/guardian.
  • In determining if/when a camp may return to the classroom, staff will follow the guidelines of the Maryland Department of Health and State Department of Education’s joint “P-12 School and Child Care COVID-19 Guidance,” most recently updated on October 27, 2021.

Refund Protocol

  • If a camp is cancelled or closed due to COVID-19 or other reasons, a full refund will be issued.
  • If a camper cannot attend camp because he or she has been directed by a health official or medical professional to quarantine or isolate because of a positive COVID-19 test or exposure, a full or prorated refund will be issued upon receipt of a note from the health official or medical professional. The note must be on official letterhead and include the camper’s name, the reason for quarantine or isolation, and the final date of the camper’s quarantine or isolation.

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