2022 Summer Program Participant Covid-19 Policies, last updated March 1, 2022
Carnation Farms is bringing back our Rooted and Summer Camp programs. To ensure the health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers we have implemented the following Covid-19 safety protocols. Our protocols and procedures are based on the current information provided by the King County Department of Health, Washington State Department of Health and the CDC’s guidance. This policy will be updated as current information changes. Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this time.
Drop off/ Daily Check in:
During check in parents will be asked to complete a daily sign-in which will include acknowledging their child has been assessed for potential symptoms.
Participants will also have a temperature check (using a forehead thermometer) upon arrival. If your child has a fever (temperature of 100.4 F or higher) they will be asked to stay home.
Staff members will be alert for symptoms, including:
- Fever, cough or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of Covid-19
- Staff will check temperature using a forehead thermometer if symptoms develop.
If a program participant is suspected of having Covid-19 symptoms they will be isolated immediately, a mask or face covering will be applied (if not already), and parents will be called to pick up their child and pursue medical assessment and testing.
Participants are asked to bring two well-fitting masks, snack & lunch, and a water bottle labeled with their name.
Masks/ Facial Coverings:
Indoors: All staff, families, visitors, volunteers, youth, and children five years of age or older must wear well-fitting facial coverings, or an acceptable alternative, indoors regardless of vaccination status except when eating or drinking.
Outdoors: Masks are not required outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, at this time.
Staying home if sick and/or possible exposure:
We require that if your child (or member of your household) is exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, they stay home from the program for the remainder of the week unless assessed by a doctor and approved to return and/or tested negative.
If your child tests positive for Covid-19:
Parents or guardians of children who test positive for Covid-19 should notify the program immediately upon receipt of the test results. This enables exclusion of the child from the program for the duration of isolation, contact tracing to determine if any children or staff were exposed to the person with Covid-19. Participants of our weekly programs will be asked to stay home for the duration of the week.
If part of the Rooted program you will be asked to follow our rules for Isolation as stated below:
This isolation guidance applies regardless of vaccination status.
Your child can return to the program when the following criteria are met:
- 5 days (day 0 through day 5) have passed since symptom onset, or since positive test specimen collection date if no symptoms are present; AND
- No symptoms are currently present or symptoms have significantly improved; AND
- No fever within the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
- If tested for Covid-19, have received either a negative antigen (at home) test result or a negative PCR (testing center) test result.
Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared, or the day the positive test sample was collected if not symptomatic.
If your child has been in close contact with who has tested positive for Covid-19:
All program participants and staff from the group of the individual that tested positive will be monitored by program instructors. Anyone who is identified as a close contact (someone who was within six feet of a person with Covid-19 for at least 15 cumulative minutes over a 24 hour period during the period of time when the person with Covid-19 was infectious) of the affected individual will be asked to stay home for the duration of the week.
If part of the Rooted program you will be asked to follow our rules for quarantine as stated below:
Quarantine is when someone who has been exposed to Covid-19 stays home and away from others for the recommended time period.
Who Does Not Need to Quarantine:
Individuals who come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 does not need to quarantine if they:
- Are ages 18 or older and are up to date on all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
- Are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of Covid-19 vaccines.
- Had confirmed Covid-19 within the last 90 days.
While those listed above do not need to be quarantined, they should wear a well-fitting mask when around others indoors and watch for symptoms for 10 days after their last close contact. It is recommended that they get tested with a viral test at least 5 days after their last close contact. If they had confirmed Covid-19 within the last 90 days, an antigen test should be used.
Who Must Quarantine:
Individuals who come into close contact with someone with Covid-19 should quarantine for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after their last close contact with a person who has Covid-19 if they are in one of the following groups:
- Those who are not vaccinated, not yet eligible to be vaccinated, or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
- 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccines but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
Quarantine can end after 5 full days beginning after the last close contact (the date of last close contact is considered day 0) if no symptoms have developed and after receiving a negative test result from a test taken no sooner than day 5.
If an individual who is a close contact chooses not to test or does not get tested or cannot consistently wear a well-fitting mask:
- 10 day quarantine: Quarantine should last for 10 days after the last close contact. However, if any Covid-19 symptoms develop during the 10 days, the individual should isolate and get tested.
Participants are not required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to participate in our summer programs.
We ask for full cooperation from families if there is a concern about potential for Covid-19 exposure or symptoms and we will do the same.
If a participant is suspected or confirmed to have Covid-19 during your week or program, we will identify and communicate with anyone who may have been exposed.
We appreciate your understanding and continued support during this time!