ACA and ACH Joint Statement on Summer 2023 and COVID-19 On May 11, 2023, the US declared the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency signifying an end to certain federal policies and data collection. However, coronavirus remains a public health priority as camps begin our fourth summer with lower, albeit continued, infections, hospitalizations, […]
April 6, 2022 Variations in international vaccines and vaccine schedules can cause confusion when trying to figure out who is “fully vaccinated” and “up-to-date”. We often get asked questions about how camps should manage international vaccines. Here are a few of them…feel free to let us know if you have others! There are three vaccines […]
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 […]
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 […]