COVID-19 Response at Geneva Glen
COVID-19 Updates,Communications, & Resources
We are living through an unprecedented and concerning time with COVID-19. At GG, we are continually monitoring the situation, as well as consulting with health experts, our regulatory agencies, and other camp professionals. We feel a huge sense of responsibility to take a thoughtful and informed approach as prepare for the upcoming summer.
Last Updated: November 18, 2020
Our Goal for Summer 2021
Geneva Glen's goal is to maximize the number of in-person camping days that occur at camp in the 2021 summer while maintaining safety for the campers, staff, camper families, and community as a whole.
Geneva Glen is currently:
- Partnering with our regulatory agencies to identify guidance and rules regarding the COVID -19 pandemic for the 2021 summer.
- Working with our Health & Wellness Committee (consisting of physicians, nurses, campers parents, and other healthcare experts) to help develop guidelines, policies, and protocols for the 2021 summer.
- Identifying broad scenarios of the possible status of the COVID-19 pandemic in regards to camp and defining plans of operation for each scenario.
- Doing our best to provide clear and timely communication to the Camp Family.
November 18, 2020
We have several updates from the American Camp Association and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, as well as our internal Health & Wellness Committee.
- The American Camp Association (ACA) has advised camps that while there is much uncertainty as to what the summer of 2021 will look like, a COVID-19 free landscape is unlikely. As of October 2020, ACA believes camps should continue consistent implementation of both cohort strategies and other nonpharmaceutical interventions (eg. physical distancing, face coverings, hygiene, sanitation) to limit the introduction of infected persons and the spread of COVID-19 within camp.
- The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) released Public Health Order 20-36 on November 2. This order defines the COVID-19 Dial and requirements regarding operating capacities and distancing and includes additional guidance for residential camps (Appendix L). View Public Health Order 20-36.
- Geneva Glen is a member of the Colorado Camps Network, which is working with CDPHE and the Governor’s Office to modify the existing resident camp regulations established in Public Health Order 20-36 for the 2021 camp season.
With this information and in consultation with our Health & Wellness Committee and external epidemiologists, Geneva Glen is developing the following operating models:
Please Note: All operational models are contingent on regulations from the State of Colorado, including CDPHE & Child Care Licensing.
Best Case Vaccine Scenario
Assumpion: A vaccine is moderately to very efficacious, available and obtainable to the general public, and people are willing to get it.
Next Best Case Vaccine Scenario
Assumpion: A vaccine is moderately to very efficacious and available to high risk groups, but the general public is not vaccinated.
Improved Diagnostic Testing Scenario
Assumpion: Herd immunity is essentially as it is now, but testing is available, rapid, and accurate.
No Progress Scenario
Assumpion: No vaccine and testing still is slow and unreliable.
We are preparing for each of these scenarios and will be in touch with the camp family as soon as possible with information about what each scenario means for this summer’s campers.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!