Distancing and Isolation Protocols
Limiting Who Comes Onto Campus
We will be severely limiting access of non-program participants onto our property. This includes families, friends, vendors and staff whose presence is not required on campus in order to do their jobs.
Vendors, delivery and maintenance workers will be operating in accordance with social distancing and protective gear guidelines.
Drop off protocols are outlined above.
Limiting the Amount of On and Off Campus Movement or Interaction
The ability of participants to leave campus - whether it is for a quick run to the grocery store or a weekend away - will be determined by state guidelines and best practices. Current state regulations are beginning to allow limited off campus time for ‘camp related activities’. This will still strictly limit the ability to leave campus but will remove some of the previous restrictions related to testing before coming back on campus.
There will be intentional separation of staff (who come and go) and the Racers. We have moved all staff offices into one building in order to free up the other building for Racer use.
The options for ministry will be determined in large part by regulations governing the ability to leave campus.
On Campus Physical Distancing
Racers will be divided into cohorts based on squads (including the Racers and the squad leadership). Cohorts will be kept separate from each other, including during meal times, teaching and training times, worship times and other activities. By avoiding multi-squad gatherings on campus, we provide additional levels of protection to Racers, leaders and staff. This does mean that some teaching will be delivered via live stream rather than in person, but will be delivered to the whole squad - and their leadership team - together.
Meal preparation and service will be handled in such a way that Racers are not handling shared items (plates, utensils or serving implements) or going through buffet lines.
We have a large campus and will utilize our outdoor space as much as possible.
Racers will begin by sleeping in their individual tents (with an indoor contingency plan in the case of severe weather). As the weather changes later in the fall, we will be moving them inside to a sleeping area that complies with the guidelines in place at that point for sleeping proximity.
When Racers are in the presence of people not in their cohort group, and where it is not possible to maintain a 6 foot distance, they will need to wear a mask.
Staff, coaches, teachers and others who are moving on and off campus will wear masks around Racers when they cannot socially distance.
We have set aside space in a house we own adjacent to campus for use in the unfortunate event one or more Racers contract an illness that might spread. We will employ specific quarantine protocols to ensure that illnesses are caught and contained quickly.
In the event that an illness - including COVID-19 - presents on campus, our protocol is structured to Isolate, Confirm, Respond, and Remove the impacted Racer.