2022 COVID-19 Policies and Protocols
Mars Hill Cycling Camp is dedicated to being as transparent as possible regarding camp’s operations, especially as it pertains to camp’s planning, processes, and procedures regarding COVID-19. We may adjust information and requirements as we learn more about best practices regarding COVID-19.
With the availability of vaccines for the age group of camp, and our belief that the vaccine is one of the best tools for reducing transmission, we are requiring full vaccination ahead of camp. A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) or ≥2 weeks after receipt of a single dose of the Janssen Vaccine (AKA Johnson and Johnson). We are going to continue to follow CDC guidance with regards to booster and reserve the right to require boosters within some time period before camp based on further guidance.
At this time we are not requiring pre-arrival testing. We reserve the right to change that requirement based on guidance from the CDC regarding boosters.
Pre-Arrival Quarantine Encouraged
We encourage all campers for two weeks prior to arriving on campus to avoid all high-risk COVID exposure activities. This is a key strategy to limit exposure to COVID in the two weeks before campers arrive—think of a family bubble. If campers and immediate family members create this bubble for those two weeks, then all of us are far more likely to arrive without COVID.
Expectations around that period include the following behaviors:
Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently
Staying at home as much as possible
Limiting visitors in your home
Not attending indoor gatherings or large gatherings such as concerts or parties
Camp COVID Protocols (subject to change)
This may change over the coming months before next summer. Currently our thoughts: We will operate under the guidelines (e.g. mask wearing) set for by local, state, and national governing bodies (as well as private companies) if/when inside buildings other than camp's residence hall. Examples of when we will wear masks would be if we go into a local grocery store which requires mask wearing, or if Mars Hill University institutes a mask policy. Ideally, campers will not be required to wear a mask inside camp's residence hall as we maintain our own camp bubble. But again, this may change.
If a camper knowingly or regularly violates camp’s COVID protocols then camper will be expelled and parents/guardians will be notified to pick up their child within 24 hours.
If a camper develops symptoms, the camper will be isolated to their room, parents/guardians will be notified to consult with on any diagnostic or treatment options. Parents/guardians should be prepared to pick up their camper within 24 hours after notification of onset of symptoms.
Camp staff will be fully vaccinated prior to camp.
Campers must have and provide proof of current health insurance.