As an extension of our Camp FAQs we devote a page to COVID-19 Guidance.
What is your Approach to COVID-19?
TRJ believes in creating the safest physical, emotional, and psychological conditions possible for all families that join us for camp. With that in mind and given the upsurge nationally of the Covid Omicron BA.5 subvariant, the TRJ Board is strongly encouraging that attendees:
§ Begin taking extra precautions (wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces, physical distancing, and practicing good hand hygiene) starting the week of July 25th to limit any exposure to COVID prior to coming to camp. You can monitor community spread in your area at the following websites: CDC COVID Data Tracker New York Times Coronavirus Map and Case Count
§ Test all family members prior to coming to camp, either the night before or the morning you plan to arrive. Should any member of your family test positive, or have COVID symptoms (such as congestion, sore throat, headache, fatigue and/or a persistent cough) prior to camp, all members should not attend camp. Per the CDC, a person with COVID-19 is considered infectious starting 2 days before they develop symptoms, or 2 days before the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms. Please bring extra rapid tests for your family. Tests are often available for free from public libraries. Many insurance plans provide 4-8 free tests per month per family.
§ Wear masks in all indoor spaces, except when eating, especially for folks who are not vaccinated. There will be outdoor picnic tables available a short walk from the dining hall. The dining hall is a large, high-ceilinged room that will permit attendees to spread out. Please bring your preferred N95/KN95/medical masks from home. We will have a small supply of masks at camp.
§ Pay close attention to their health and the health of their children. If anyone develops symptoms while at camp, they commit to remove themselves and/or their children.
Please keep in mind the COVID-19 Safety Information and commitment to self-monitor to ensure a safe environment for everyone that was in the pre-camp survey.
While participating in Transracial Journeys Family Camp 2022, consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to have up-to-date COVID vaccinations, take a COVID-19 test before leaving home, practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, TRJ will put in place preventative measures and recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, TRJ cannot guarantee that its participants, staff, speakers, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who, within ten days (10) prior to arriving at camp on August 4, 2022,
1. experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others;
2. have traveled internationally or to/from a community in the U.S. that has experienced or is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or
3. have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
SHOULD STAY HOME. By attending Camp, participants certify that they have not experienced any of the above-mentioned exposures to COVID-19.
To ensure a safe environment for everyone, participants agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp, inform a TRJ Board Member if he/she/they experiences symptoms of COVID-19, and take a rapid COVID-19 test. If a participant receives a positive COVID-19 test at Camp, the participant may not return to the scheduled events, will have to isolate in his/her/their room until able to return home, and be required to wear a mask outside of the room. If it is feasible for the family and Antiochian Village, TRJ will attempt to provide a separate room.