2021 COVID-19 Policy

Up with People Jr – COVID-19 Policy & Safety Procedures

1.) Parents should conduct a daily symptom check at home before departing for the Up with People Jr. Symptoms to look out for:

  • A fever of 100.4 or higher
  • A cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • Shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • Chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • Muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or activity (like exercise)
  • Loss of taste and/or smell that cannot be attributed to another health condition.


2.) Students should not come to camp if:

  • If any of the people in their household have had signs or symptoms
  • If they traveled outside of the state within 10 days before the start of Up with People Jr
  • If anyone in their household has been diagnosed with COVID
  • If they were potentially exposed to COVID and are asymptomatic


3.) Camp personnel will perform a daily symptom screening on all campers upon arrival. Daily screenings will include:

  • Fever (temperature 100.4 °F or higher)
  • Sore throat
  • New cough
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or stomachache
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever


Should a student present with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be asked to return home. Guardians will have several options to take before the student can return to the program:

1.) Provide a doctor’s note that attributes the fever/symptoms to something other than COVID. Take appropriate precautions before sending your kid(s) back to the program with any other communicable illness.

2.) Provide a COVID test with a negative result.


Daily COVID Precautions

  • Campers will be required to bring 2 clean masks daily with their name written inside.
  • Arrival health screening including temp check.
  • Masks will be worn at all times while indoors, with the exception of lunchtime. Mask will be worn outside when social distancing is not possible.
  • Additional hand washing and sanitizer stations provided.
  • Use of FDA approved cleaners on shared materials and in common spaces.
  • Each day we will work in small break-out groups, known as Cohorts. These groups will be designated based on age and activities while working to ensure a well-rounded diverse camper cohort.


These policies are subject to amendment as we receive updates for local health care professionals. We will follow all best practices recommended from the CDC, and the VHD as they are provided.