COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

FEBRUARY 2022 UPDATE - OVERVIEW

With the recent change in recommendations and orders regarding COVID by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the CDC, we have updated our COVID 19 Protocols and restructured our program to ensure that our staff and campers are at the lowest possible risk which is our top priority. Please note that our protocols are subject to change without notice based on recommendations and orders by local health officials and the CDC. Here are the key changes this summer:​

  • MANDATORY MASKS: All campers and staff are required to wear an approved mask at all times. The following are the masks approved for use at the Summer Acting Camp: procedural/surgical masks, KN95 and N95 Masks. Cloth masks, paper masks, neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhalation valves and face shields without an approved mask underneath are NOT ALLOWED. Click HERE for more details on approved masks.​

  • VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: All campers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated, including eligible booster vaccinations. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to attend camp on the first day. Additionally, in order to attend the final show, all attendees are required to be fully vaccinated, including eligible boosters. We are adopting this vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our campers, their families, our staff, and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, that may be reduced by vaccinations.

  • HAND HYGIENE AND RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE: Campers will be reminded to engage in frequent hand washing using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Additionally, students will be taught to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into their elbow followed by immediate hand washing.

  • NO SHARING: Sharing is not allowed and campers will be reminded to keep their personal belongings with them at all times. 

  • SAFETY SIGNAGE: The camp will post signs in highly visible locations (e.g., camp entrances, cohort areas, restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs by properly washing hands and properly wearing a mask.​​​

  • SPECIFIC DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOCATION: To further minimize any possibility of campers from Summer Acting Camp mixing with other camps or summer programs on the LCHS campus, we have established our own drop-off and pick-up location in the LCHS back parking lot off of Foothill Boulevard.​​

  • ROUTINE CLEANING: We've developed a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces (hand rails, drinking fountains).

  • DESIGNATED COVID-19 POINT OF CONTACT: We have established a single dedicated staff member responsible for responding to Covid-19 concerns.

  • DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: Our camp has instituted daily health checks for campers and staff. Conducted at check-in stations upon arrival each day, these health screenings include a temperature check and symptom checking in a safe and respectful manner. 

  • ENHANCED STAFF TRAINING: In addition to the standard first aid and safety training our camp staff receives, we have included additional training on recognizing signs and symptoms of illness

PROTOCOL IF SOMEONE GETS SICK

The Summer Acting Camp has the following protocols in place should someone get sick during camp:

 

  • STAY HOME: Foremost, campers and/or staff should NOT come to camp AND should notify the Summer Acting Camp if any of the following occurs:

    • A camper and/or staff member becomes sick with Covid-19 symptoms​.

    • A camper and/or staff member tests positive for Covid-19.

    • A camper and/or staff member has been exposed to someone with symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.

  • PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST: If a camper has symptoms of any kind, we will require proof of a negative test to return to camp. Please remain at home until symptom free and provide proof of a negative test to be able to attend camp again. 

  • CLOSE CONTACT: The Summer Acting Camp defines close contact as anyone who was within 6 feet of a person with Covid-19 for more than 15 minutes.

  • CLEAN AND DISINFECT: Areas used by a sick person will be immediately closed off and not used until 1) they have been cleaned and disinfected thoroughly and 2) 24 hours have passed.

  • PROPER NOTIFICATIONS: In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, camp administrators will immediately notify local health officials, staff, and families of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • AT HOME LESSONS: The Summer Acting Camp has created an online learning platform called TEG Online Academy with multiple virtual lessons so that students may continue their studies.