Reopening Protocol for Freedom Surf Camps in Accordance with LA County Department of Public Health
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FOR FAMILIES:
All campers and visitors must wear cloth face coverings at arrival and departure.
All individuals must minimize contact between camp staff, campers and families at the beginning and end of the day.
Where feasible we will provide physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that camp staff and campers remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times.
Staff and Campers and their families must stay home when they have symptoms
Staff and campers who are sick or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 must stay home and immediately report to Gilad (310-770-4410) or Emily (917-513-6471).
All campers will be screened upon arrival for symptoms including Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. The screening will include a no-touch thermometer temperature check.
All individuals will be asked about COVID-19 symptoms within the last 24 hours and whether anyone in their home has had COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test.
Any child, parent, caregiver, or staff showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be unable to attend camp.
Staff and campers will be monitored throughout the day for signs of illness; campers and staff will be sent home with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms. Persons will be sent to the appropriate medical facility rather than their home if necessary.
MEASURES FOR INFECTION CONTROL:
Campers will remain in the same space and in groups as small and consistent as practicable. The same campers and staff will stay with each group and include campers from the same family in the same group, to the greatest extent practicable.
All visitors and campers are required to wear cloth face coverings while at camp, except while swimming, eating/drinking, or engaging in solo physical exertion (such as jogging by one’s self).
On the beach children will sit no less than 6 feet apart and in a way that minimizes face-to-face contact.
Adequate supplies will be available to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including tissues and hand sanitizers with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol for staff and those campers who can safely use hand sanitizer.
Campers will be taught the following personal protective measures:
- Sanitizing hands regularly before and after eating; after coughing or sneezing; after being outside; and after using the restroom.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Use a tissue to wipe your nose and cough/sneeze inside a tissue or your elbow.
Campers and staff will use hand sanitizer when handwashing is not practicable. Sanitizer must be rubbed into hands until completely dry.
Frequently touched surfaces such as surfboards, canopies, tables, flags and rescue can as well as surfaces in transportation vehicles will be cleaned at least daily and more frequently throughout the day.
There will be no sharing of objects and equipment, such as boogie boards and surfboards unless cleaned and disinfected between uses.
Camper’s will keep their backpacks separated and may touch only their own belongings, including water bottles and towels. Belongings must be taken home each
day to be cleaned and disinfected. Only bring what is absolutely necessary, no extra toys, books, electronics, etc.
Wetsuits require an effective cleaning procedure and “down time” of at least three days between uses to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission, therefore campers will keep their wetsuits for the week.
Cleaning products are those approved for use against COVID-19 on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved list “N”. These products contain ingredients which are safer for individuals with asthma.
Gilad and Emily will be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. They will coordinate the documentation and tracking of possible exposure, in order to notify local health officials, staff, and families in a prompt and responsible manner. Confidentiality is ensured.
EMPLOYEES SAFETY MEASURES
All employees have been told not to come to work if sick, or if they are exposed to a person who has COVID-19. Employees understand to follow DPH guidance for self-isolation and quarantine, if applicable.
Case(s) must isolate themselves at home and immediately self-quarantine including all employees that had workplace exposure to the case(s).
All quarantined employees have access to be tested for COVID-19.
Symptom checks are conducted upon arrival for all employees including a temperature check.
All employees are required to wear face coverings at all times during the workday when in contact or likely to come into contact with others.
Employees are instructed to wash their face coverings daily.
Employees are also offered gloves for tasks that require them to handle frequently touched surfaces.
Employees have been instructed to maintain at least a six feet distance from others in all areas of camp. Employees may momentarily come closer as necessary to assist children, or as otherwise necessary.
Areas are disinfected frequently: van, table, surf and boogie boards, flags, and canopy.
Disinfectant and related supplies are available to employees at the following location(s): Van, table, and canopy
Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 is available to all employees at the following location(s): van, table, canopy.
As much as feasible each worker has instructed to avoid sharing work supplies, wherever possible. They have also been instructed to never share PPE.
Where items must be shared, they are disinfected with a cleaner appropriate for the surface between shifts or uses.
A copy of this protocol has been distributed to each employee.
IF STAFF OR CAMPERS BECOMES ILL
A person will be isolated from the group who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable. (Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell)
They will wear a cloth face covering or surgical mask if they do not have issues breathing with the mask on.
Parents or guardians will pick-up anyone sick as soon as possible. A call to 9-1-1 will be made immediately if the individual develops persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face.
Sick staff members and campers may not return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including 3 days with no fever, symptoms have improved, and 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
Contacts to the ill individual should stay at home for 14 days after the last contact and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. See public health guidance on quarantine for additional details http://ph.lacounty.gov/covidquarantine
In consultation with the local public health department, the camp may consider closure if warranted for a length of time, based on the risk level to the community.
COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC
Staff and families should self-report symptoms and receive prompt notifications of exposures and closures while maintaining confidentiality.
Copies of this protocol document will be on display at camp.
Signs will be displayed to remind people: physical distancing, face coverings usage at every opportunity, stay home if sick with respiratory symptoms.
Staff will direct guests in high traffic areas and times.
Information about required use of face coverings, limited occupancy, policies in regard to prepayment, pickup, and other relevant issues can be found on the website.
Freedom Surf camps additional Measures to the LA County Health Order for Day Camps.
We will be conducting both symptom and temperature checks for all employees and campers daily upon arrival.
Employees and campers will wear face masks at all times except when in the water or eating and drinking.
Children will not eat lunch at the camp.
We will not play ball games such as dodgeball or touch games such as sharks and minnows.
Employees usually assist campers with wet suits daily. This year campers will be asked to arrive in their wet suits, take them home, and keep the same wet suit for the entire week. After the week wetsuits can be
appropriately and thoroughly cleaned.
We do not have restrooms to clean but will have multiple hand-sanitizing stations.
Equipment will be cleaned after each use and incidence of contact. Including the van, the table, surf and boogie boards, canopy and flags whenever touched.
Disinfectant and related supplies including hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 are available to employees at the following location(s): The van, the table, the canopy.
We have split our session into two small groups, morning and afternoon, instead of one full day session with more children.
Children are required to attend the whole week instead of picking and choosing days throughout the summer so that we can restrict potential exposure.
Our number of campers will be limited to 15 in a group or session.
Campers will be asked to wait in their cars with their guardians until we call them when it is time to go down to the beach so that we avoid a group congregating.
During session greeting and breaks children will sit 6 feet apart on the beach.
Campers will be taught personal protective measures at the beginning of each session.
Each child will use their own assigned boogie boards for the day after which it will be disinfected. Surfboards will be cleaned and disinfected between uses.
Camper’s are asked to bring only necessary items such as towels, water and sunscreen to camp. Their backpacks will be spaced no less than 6 feet apart.
Families receive an email of our full protocols when their reservation is
Because our employees are seasonal part time we have no leave policies.