COVID-19 Protocols

Introduction:

During the unprecedented pandemic caused by COVID-19, Summer@BB&N is implementing protocols for Summer 2022. Due to the rapidly changing nature of this pandemic, protocols may be adjusted as circumstances change. Families will be notified of any changes in protocols.

All families must commit to supporting Summer@BB&N’s health, wellness, and safety protocols and families must agree to stay home when they are not feeling well, have COVID-19 symptoms or symptoms consistent with a contagious illness, a positive COVID-19 test, or have potentially been exposed to someone with a contagious illness, especially COVID-19.

In the event of a positive COVID-19 test, Summer@BB&N will follow all relevant state Health Department guidance in collaboration with the Cambridge Department of Public Health (“CDPH”). The full guidance can be found here.

General
Summer@BB&N is requiring all eligible campers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for summer 2022. If your child is eligible for vaccination, you must upload a copy of their vaccination records. This can be either the COVID vaccination card OR your child’s immunization record a second time IF the COVID vaccine is noted on that form. Summer @ BBN requires all eligible campers to be vaccinated by the start of camp.

If you are planning to apply for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirements, BB&N reviews these requests on an annual basis. The deadline for an exemption request for current students is March 1, 2022. If you wish to apply for an exemption, please send the following to eoloughlin@bbns.org:

  • Medical exemptions: a statement from a physician stating that a vaccine is medically contraindicated for a student and/or

  • Religious exemptions: a statement from the parent/guardian of the student (or the student, if over the age of 18) stating that vaccines are against sincerely held religious beliefs.

Please note, that in the case of approved exemptions, additional health and safety requirements for those who are not vaccinated (e.g. quarantining if a close contact, mask wearing, testing, lunch room assignments, and others) will still be in place for the Summer 2022.

All requests for an exemption will be reviewed by the health and safety team and decisions will be emailed to the parent.

Visitors At Camp

To ensure the health and safety of our community, all campus facilities are closed to families until further notice. One-on-one aides are allowed on campus and will follow all COVID-19 regulations.

Mask/Face Coverings

All campers and adults are required to wear masks/face coverings while indoors. Campers and staff should wear their own face coverings to camp every day. Disposable masks will be available when needed or requested. Medical exceptions requesting alternatives to face coverings will be made on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the camper or staff member’s treating physician and the camp nurse.

All mask/face coverings should cover the nose and mouth, fit comfortably and securely, include more than one layer of fabric (if using a cloth covering), be secured with ties or ear loops, and allow for breathing without restriction.

Hand Hygiene

Summer@BB&N requires all campers and staff to practice hand hygiene from arrival to campus until their departure. In accordance with Health Department guidelines, campers and staff will be required to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the camp; before and after eating and putting on and taking off masks; and before dismissal. Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations (touchless where feasible) will be in commonly used areas and hand hygiene will be built into the daily schedule for each camp group. In addition, campers and staff will have access to handwashing at any time in the assigned bathroom area for their cohort as well as access to hand sanitizer provided in every classroom.

Staff will advise campers on the proper method for hand washing and sanitizing. Signage with directions and reminders will be placed at all sinks.

Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival and dismissal will be staggered. Drop-off and pick-up locations will be assigned to families based on proximity to classrooms. Adults are asked to remain in their cars (or to stay outside the gates) during drop-off and pick-up times.

Please contact the camp office, summer@bbns.org, with any questions.