URBAN ADAMAH HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
As we all straddle promising vaccine news and rising case counts, Urban Adamah is continuing to take appropriate precautions to keep both our valued community and our staff safe and healthy.
YOUTH PROGRAMS & CAMPS
Prior to arriving to the farm, to the greatest extent possible, beginning two weeks prior to Urban Adamah programming, and throughout the duration of the program, children and participating families are asked to only have physical contact (unmasked and less than 6-feet distances) with household members / immediate family / caregivers / pod. In order to keep all of our participating children and staff safe, it’s important that all participating families follow these guidelines outside the premise.
There will be two 10-participant pods on the farm, 40 kid spots in total. Kids will be in ‘stable’ groups of ten kids and two counselors that do not mix with the other pod on the farm. (If siblings attend, we will generally place them in the same group despite age differences, with the exception of our preschool campers). Pods will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp.
Each pod will have their own specified outdoor spaces, bathrooms, and programmatic materials. Supplies may include gardening tools, balls and hula hoops, books, and picnic benches. Campers and staff will operate at a distance of at least 6-feet from any other group or staff on the farm, will wear masks, and will sanitize and wash hands frequently! Campers can come within 6 feet apart from another when playing, but must stay at least 6 feet apart when unmasked and eating.
Children are required to bring their own snack to Urban Adamah each day. Urban Adamah will not be providing snacks. Children will not be allowed to share food.
Children will be given the opportunity to harvest produce from the farm. Children may only consume the produce they harvest themselves. Before harvesting, children will wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer. Each child will have their own cutting board, kid-friendly knife, and colander for personal use throughout the program.
A health screening and temperature check will be conducted for children upon arrival each program day. If a participant had a fever 100° or higher in the previous 24 hours, or has a 100° fever or higher upon temperature check, the participant will be asked to leave. The participant will be able to return to camp after 72 hours and with negative COVID test results.
If participants show any of the following symptoms, whether or not they have a fever, they will not be able to return to camp until waiting 72 hours and receiving a negative COVID test.
When arriving each day, adults will escort their child and will be asked:
In the last 24 hours, have you experienced any of the following?
- Fever (100°+), chills, or repeated shaking/shivering
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
- Feeling unusually weak or fatigue
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- Muscle Pain
- Runny or Congested nose
In the last two weeks, have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID?
In the past two weeks, did you visit a place outside of Alameda County? Have you been or will you be exposed to someone who has traveled outside of your area?
Both campers and staff members are required to wear masks at all times, except for when eating and drinking. Reusable masks, disposable masks, and bandanas are all permitted. Masks with respirator valves will not be accepted.
Masks may only be removed when eating and drinking, and staff will arrange children so that they are sitting a minimum of 6-feet apart.
Urban Adamah will have a limited amount of disposable kids’ masks available at all times in the event of a lost or broken mask. Participants are required to bring their own masks every day.
* If participants are unable to keep their masks on properly throughout the entire program day, they will be asked to leave.
At the beginning of each day, the Youth & Family Programs Director will check for COVID-19 updates from Alameda County.
At the beginning of each program day, the staff will review, demonstrate, and discuss behaviors and precautions participants should follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If a participant is going to be absent for a day, please notify the Youth & Family Programs Director immediately to inform her of the reason for their absence.
Program staff will remind children to sanitize and wash their hands throughout the afternoon and to not touch their faces, including eyes and mouth. Communal spaces, shared items, cubbies, and hooks will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day using disinfectant wipes and bleach solutions. Each pod will be assigned their own bathroom that will be cleaned and sanitized before and in between each child’s use; a deep clean will occur at the end of each day. Our sanitizing protocols will be kept up to date based on updated guidelines by the CDC and Alameda County.
In the case of a potential COVID-19 exposure among our staff, participants, or families, all families of both pods will be notified and names will be kept confidential. If a child or member from a kid’s personal pod is infected with COVID-19, Urban Adamah will cancel in-person programming for that pod for two weeks and switch to virtual programming. That child will be permitted to return to Camp Urban Adamah in person once they have a negative COVID-19 test result.
In order to make this camp possible during COVID / wildfire season, Urban Adamah is taking on a degree of operational and financial risk. Due to our inability to predict COVID / Air Quality-related on-site camp day cancellations (and the subsequent shift to virtual programming), we are not able to provide any refunds, neither complete nor prorated, and unfortunately, will not be able to make any exceptions. Our registration paperwork will require your signature indicating that you understand and agree to this no-refund policy.