The safety of all students and leaders at Converge is the top priority for our team. In the evolving landscape of COVID-19, we are continually assessing appropriate measures which need to be taken to provide a safe and fun Converge for all involved. We will be updating parents often and in detail with any details or adjustments.
WHAT SORT OF SAFETY MEASURES CAN I EXPECT?
Please note that the current local government guidelines will be used to evaluate and adjust the following measures.
All students should be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and should remain at home if they feel sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick. Students: we love you and want you to come…but more than that, we want you to stay safe and healthy!
Masks will be welcome and encouraged at EPIC but not required, and strongly encouraged for anyone not fully vaccinated. Given the fluidity and changing landscape of COVID, we will keep an eye on case numbers, emerging variants and CDC health guidelines. If best, we will adapt protocol as needed and keep parents and students updated as we do.
If you register but become unable to attend due to the impact of COVID-19 or protocol shifts, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org right away. We will work with you to refund registration costs.
More specifically…a few safety measures will include (but are not limited to)…
- Masks – For students and leaders who have been fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, masks are welcome and encouraged at EPIC but not required, and strongly encouraged for anyone not fully vaccinated.
For those who have not been fully vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated, and ask and highly recommend you to continue wearing a mask when indoors. (For everyone, some service sites may require masks, social distancing or other precautions.) If students feel more comfortable wearing a mask, regardless of vaccination status, they are still more than welcome to.
- Should potential symptoms for COVID-19 develop during Converge, the student will be immediately required to isolate in a set-apart room. Parents will be contacted immediately to come pick up their student.
- Hand sanitizer will be readily available all throughout meeting spaces, rooms, and vehicles. All students will also receive a personal hand sanitizer upon arrival.
- We are not planning on using Shower Homes as in previous years. To limit crowding in bathrooms, we will utilize the safe, shielded outdoor showers; these are in completely separate guy / girl areas. For these showers, students must wear swimsuits.
Please email email@example.com with any more specific questions.
WILL CONVERGE BE AN OVERNIGHT CAMP?
Yes! Students are welcome and encouraged to stay overnight. Overnight is optional. Parents and students have the option to decide their safest preference. For anyone not staying overnight, we will release daily drop-off and pick-up times soon.
WHEN WILL WE KNOW ALL THIS STUFF FOR SURE?
The closer Converge gets, the more clear things will become! We will update parents in detail and as often as we have further clarity.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET COVID-19 BEFORE CAMP, OR HAVE ANOTHER COVID-19 RELATED ISSUE, AND I NEED TO CANCEL?
All staff and camp families should be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and should remain at home if they feel sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick. Students: we love you and want you to come…but more than that, we want you to stay safe and healthy!
If you are unable to attend Converge due to the impact of COVID-19, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. If you are unable to attend Converge due to the impact of COVID-19, we will work with you on a case-by-case basis in refunding your registration costs.
Please note that if you choose not to attend Converge due to a situation unrelated to COVID-19, the UC cancellation policy (no camp refunds) would apply.