Talisman Programs COVID-19 Updates
Our COVID-19 Plan for 2021
As we head toward spring, the pandemic is still going strong, but across the country, vaccines are being administered on a larger scale each week, and case numbers are beginning to improve. We are increasingly confident that we will be able to run camp at least at the level of last year, and perhaps closer to normal. We are developing plans to meet all likely scenarios so that we can provide our campers our usual high-quality programming while protecting everyone’s health.
In updating our COVID Response Plan, Talisman continues to follow current scientifically-based best practices and requirements from our governing authorities, including federal, state and local officials, and guidance from the American Camp Association. To aid us in creating the safest possible environment at camp, we urge our staff and campers, in consultation with your physician, to get vaccinated when you become eligible.
We have just received guidance from the CDC that summer camp staff are considered essential workers, and thus will be eligible for vaccines in Phase 1b. If vaccines become widely available in time for camp, we will mandate them for staff (with exemptions for confirmed medical reasons).
We anticipate pre-camp and at-camp monitoring and precautions to be similar to last year. We will keep staff and camper families informed as our summer protocols are finalized, based on the current situation and requirements we must follow.
Please call us with your questions. We look forward to gathering for a much-needed fantastic summer experience and want to ensure your confidence in registering your child to join us!