All Peddie Youth Camp campers are required to wear a cloth face covering at all times while on the premises. The face covering needs to effectively cover both nose and mouth. When campers are in their "cohorts" (groups) and are outdoors we will allow them to remove their face coverings to be more comfortable and to enjoy outdoor activities, but only when directed by a counselor or adult area supervisor. There are times when they MUST wear a face covering, such as but not limited to, when traveling to/from an activity, drop off and pick up times, in the dining hall, when indoors for an activity, and when groups might be together for special events.
A PCR test (a rapid test will not be accepted) is required within 1 week prior to the start of camp, regardless of vaccination status. Results must be emailed directly to the Health Center (email@example.com).
Peddie Youth Camp uses the following return to campus policy for children who have tested positive for, or been exposed to, COVID-19:
Laboratory-confirmed positive case with symptoms: Person should remain on home isolation at least until 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND at least 24 hours have passed since last fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications AND improvement in symptoms.
Laboratory-confirmed case WITHOUT symptoms: Person should remain on home isolation at least until 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 test AND have remained asymptomatic (if symptoms have occurred this strategy no longer applies).
Negative test, but symptoms suspicious for COVID-19: If the person has tested negative for COVID-19, but is currently experiencing symptoms, the recommendation is to stay home and practice social distancing until 72 hours after the fever has ended without the use of fever reducing medications and symptoms improve. After this time, the person may resume regular activities.
Negative test and no symptoms, but living with a COVID-19 positive person: Even though a person has tested negative and may have no symptoms, living with a person with COVID-19 means that they may have been exposed to the virus. For this reason, it is recommended that that person must monitor themselves for symptoms. The COVID-19 positive person who lives with others has a self-isolation of 10 days from the time symptoms began AND 24 hours being fever-free without fever reducing medicine. Household members who have been living with a COVID-19 positive person are recommended to self-quarantine for 14 days AFTER the COVID-19 positive person’s self-isolation ends. This is because it may take 2-14 days for symptoms to develop.
Negative test and no symptoms, but close contact of a COVID-19 positive person: If a person is identified as being a close contact of a COVID-19 person, it is recommended that they self-quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure with the person, even if they tested negative. This is because it may take 2-14 days for symptoms to develop. While they are self-quarantining, they must monitor themselves for symptoms. (Close contacts are individuals who were within 6 feet of a lab confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period (about 15 minutes or more) or had direct contact with the infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., were coughed on). Walking past a lab confirmed COVID-19 case or just being in the same building does NOT qualify as being a close contact.)
Fully vaccinatedindividuals: If a person is fully vaccinated and is showing no COVID-like symptoms they do not need to quarantine or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated campers or staff may travel domestically without being subject to quarantine before returning to camp, provided they remain asymptomatic.
Peddie adheres to the following definition set forth by the CDC: People are considered fully vaccinated:
2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single done vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Vaccinated campers and staff should ensure they indicate their vaccination status on their medical forms. This information will be added to the medical details in your private account and will remain confidential.
Please note: Vaccinated individuals are expected to adhere to all health and safety protocols on campus, including wearing face coverings and social distancing.
Expectations for quarantine remain in place for international travel.
THIS POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO UNVACCINATED CAMPERS EVEN IF THE PARENTS ARE VACCINATED. THE CAMPER MUST BE VACCINATED, WITH DOCUMENTATION ON RECORD.