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logs Covid Info


Important parents please read

Camp Emunah Will be in the Poconos at Lake trout retrat

Coronavirus Safety Policies ( adopted from plan submitted to NYS) for Campers.

Reviewed and approved by:

● Dr. Aaron Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Chief Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist, Mount Sinai South Nassau ● Dr. Nigel Paneth MD MPH, FAAP, University Distinguished Professor Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics & Human Development, Michigan State University ● Dr. Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Alfred & Jill Sommer Professor and Chair Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ● Dr. William Borkowsky, MD, PhD, Professor Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center ● Dr. Glenn S Hammer, MD, Infectious Disease, Assistant Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital ● Dr. Shmuel Shoham, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Infection Management in Compromised Hosts, Infections in Organ Transplants, Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins Hospital ● Dr. Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases

Medical Board:

● Dr. Moshe Lazar, DO FAAP, Pediatric Associates of Brooklyn ● Dr. Seth Kurtz, MD FAAP, Quality Health Care ● Dr. Alan Werzberger, MD FAAP, Best Healthcare


Although the presence of COVID-19 antibodies are not proven to demonstrate immunity, current evidence-based literature suggests that persons with such antibodies are unlikely to get COVID -19 in the near future.

Therefore, all campers will be required to undergo testing, as follows:

  1. Campers must test positive in June for COVID-19 antibodies via an EUA-approved test administered by a physician.

  2. Campers and Staff who test negative for antibodies must also test negative for COVID-19 via PCR test administered by a physician 14 days before the start of camp.

  3. After testing negative for COVID-19, campers and staff must remain isolated at home (no visitors) until the commencement of camp.

  4. Any campers or staff members with a medical history that places them at high risk if exposed to COVID-19, or requiring chronic immune suppressive therapy will not be allowed to attend camp.

Monitoring As indicated by the CDC, COVID-19 Symptoms, are:

➢ Cough ➢ Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing Or two of the following symptoms: ➢ Fever ➢ Chills ➢ Tremors ➢ Muscle pain ➢ Headache ➢ Sore throat ➢ New loss of taste or smell

  1. 14 days before the commencement of camp, all campers must be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19.

  2. Before boarding the buses for departure to camp, campers will be screened for symptoms.

  3. While camp is in session, campers will be screened for symptoms via questionnaire and temperature check by the nurse every 24 hours.


Aggressive measures will be taken throughout the summer to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  1. Sanitizer will be available for campers at designated locations throughout the campgrounds.

  2. Campers must follow CDC hand-washing guidelines: before and after preparing or serving food, or treating a cut or wound; after using the toilet; after touching an animal, animal food or waste; and after touching garbage.

Field Trips & Travel

Because of the risk of contagion off camp grounds, no off-site activities will be planned, unless the risk of exposure to COVID-19 has so diminished that the State of New York has entered the later phases of reopening.

Visiting Guidelines

  1. No visitors to camp will be admitted.

  2. A parent or guardian who must remove their child from camp for any reason will be kept off-site while the child and their belongings are brought out. In order to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19, once the child has been placed in the care of their parent or guardian, they have been dismissed from camp and can no longer be readmitted.


  1. Any camper showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be immediately isolated in the designated holding area and will be subject to PCR test for COVID-19 administered by a physician.

  2. The Health Director will arrange for the transfer of COVID-19 positive campers to the care of their parents/guardians to be returned home, or to emergency services in the rare event of an acute medical emergency. Medical Attention Camp Administrators will make necessary arrangements to ensure that common non-acute emergencies (x-rays, stitches, etc.) can be directed to per-designated medical professionals and practices and routed away from local hospitals.