COVID STATEMENT as of October 2022
Talisman COVID Policy 2023
After three summers that were highly-impacted by COVID, requiring many operational and policy changes, we are hopeful that it will not affect camp next year. While COVID is still circulating throughout the country, it can now be treated more like the flu or other common viruses, thanks to widespread vaccination and effective new treatments. Talisman currently will not require full COVID-19 vaccination for admission or employment at camp in 2023. We still strongly recommend the COVID vaccine and boosters, and expect that all other standard vaccinations be up-to-date. We will continue to follow the health recommendations of the CDC and our local authorities.
In 2023, we will treat a possible COVID infection like any other contagious illness. The patient will be separated from others until their symptoms subside. If needed, they will be taken to the clinic. We will work with parents individually to decide whether their child needs to go home.
Differences from last summer:
- No preventative COVID testing before or during camp
- No mandatory isolation or quarantine for either staff or campers
- Anyone with a suspected contagious illness of any sort may need to mask around others
- We won’t quarantine campers who are close contacts, or inform families of close contacts
- No refunds for campers who leave early due to illness
Should conditions change drastically, we reserve the right to alter our policy, based on guidelines from the CDC and our state and local governing and health authorities.