"and this not of yourselves,  but it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8

GOSPEL OF GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Serving preschool to 8th grade families in the greater Philadelphia area.

COVID-19

Health Plan

Gospel of Grace Covid-19 Policy

All staff and campers will be temperature checked upon arrival and parents will be asked a set of questions each time they drop their child off at camp.

  • Daily Screening: All staff and campers will be temperature checked upon arrival and parents will be asked a set of questions each time they drop their child off at camp.
  • Masks/ Face Coverings: Staff will wear masks during pick up and drop off times when interacting with adults and when serving lunch. Face masks are optional for campers.
  • Floor markings and signage: We will mark off safe distances throughout the building to keep campers safely distanced apart. We will have reminders for handwashing, social distancing, and safe sneezing posted throughout the building.
  • Hygiene: We will have handwashing breaks scheduled throughout the day. We will also have hand sanitizing stations with hand sanitizer in each zone being used by campers.
  • Activities: Activities will be monitored and all surfaces and play equipment will be sanitized before and after play times.
  • Field Trips: Unfortunately we will not attend school trips this year during camp.
  • Cleaning: We will have a covid officer in the building checking temperatures and sanitation requirements regularly. We will do a deep clean at the end of each day.

 

As recommended by the Montgomery County CDC we will do our best to implement the following recommendations:

 

Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread

Camp administrators may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence among campers and staff. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer).
    • o Encourage staff and campers to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older campers who can safely use hand sanitizer).

 

  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence among campers and staff. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer).
    • Encourage staff and campers to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older campers who can safely use hand sanitizer).

 

  • Cloth Face Coverings
    • Teach and reinforce the use of cloth face coverings. Face coverings may be challenging for campers (especially younger campers) to wear in all-day settings such as camp. Face coverings should be worn by staff and campers (particularly older campers) as feasible, and are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult. Information should be provided to staff and campers on proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.
      Note: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on:
      • Babies or children younger than 2 years old
      • Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious
      • Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without help

     

    Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms. Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks, respirators, or other medical personal protective equipment.

 

Preparing for When Someone Gets Sick

Camp administrators may consider implementing several strategies to prepare for when someone gets sick.

  • Advise Sick Individuals of Home Isolation Criteria
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  • Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick
    • Make sure that staff and families know that they (staff) or their children (families) should not come to camp, and that they should notify camp officials (e.g., the designated COVID-19 point of contact) if they (staff) or their child (families) become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.
    • Immediately separate staff and campers with COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) at camp. Individuals who are sick should be cared for following CDC guidance for caring for yourself or others who are sick.
    • Work with camp administrators, nurses, and other healthcare providers to identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive but does not have symptoms. If the camp has a nurse or other healthcare provider, they should use Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions when caring for sick people. See: What Healthcare Personnel Should Know About Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection.
    • If a person becomes sick and needs to be transported, establish procedures for safely transporting them. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to a healthcare facility, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.

     

  • Clean and Disinfect
    • Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfecting them (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable).
    • Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning icon and disinfection products, including storing them securely away from children.

     

  • Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts

 

 

 

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