The Delta variant of COVID-19 is rightfully all over the news as it quickly becomes the predominant strain of the virus worldwide due to its higher infectivity. Delta is estimated to be 50% more infective than the predominant strain of COVID-19, which was already 50% more infective than the original strain. What this means is […]Keep Reading →
July 2021 “How the diverse and creative camp community works toward layering NPIs to achieve that goal will look different — yet we must learn from prior outbreaks that negative tests alone may not sufficiently help us meet that goal.” Read more from Dr. Blaisdell and Dr. Gaslin of the Association of Camp Nurses.
May 28, 2021 The federal CDC updated their camp guidance today to reflect the changing landscape of masks and vaccination in the day and overnight camp settings. The full guidance can be found here, but some highlights for overnight camps are below. In general, there are no major changes to the guidance we have been providing […]
Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness. There will be a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19. A recent CDC report […]
“I expect 10 times the number of positive tests coming into camp this year over last year,” a top doctor predicts. “Yes, camp can open. Here’s how.” By Jennifer Wolff, Campenings Such was the rallying cry last year of Laura Blaisdell, MD — pediatrician, public health expert, and medical director at Camp Winnebago in Fayette, […]
Hello and happy April 2021! Today, I am writing with some tips on discussing vaccines with staff and a couple of FAQs about vaccines for kids age 12-15. Vaccine Discussions Many of us are having conversations with our staff or potential staff about being vaccinated for camp. Even though many of us are not making […]
With two effective COVID-19 vaccines and a third having received FDA authorization for use, the two questions on America’s minds are 1) where and when do I get one? and 2) Once I do, what can I do that I can’t do now?
Safely transporting staff and campers is one of the first challenges summer camps face. Should you require a quarantine before everyone arrives or after or both? Public or private transportation? And with what safeguards?
I was going to write this week about bubbles and wiffleball’s, but with a lot of talk of the new variant I wanted to take a moment this week to share what we know and what we don’t know about these new COVID-19 Variants.
As communities in a number of states begin to open up, state-by-state conversations are being held about if, how, and when camps can open.