COVID Camp Exposures

COVID Camp Exposures
Posted on 06/12/2020
As our state, including camps and school programs, has opened up after several months of quarantine, it was inevitable that we would begin to see more cases in our community. It has come to our attention that multiple programs/camps have now had their first positive cases in their counselors/teachers and we have had many families reaching out to determine their child's risk and how they should handle these situations. Per the CDC recommendations, these camps/programs should be in contact with our local health department to help assess overall risk and determine the best steps for them moving forward to protect their staff and families. This usually means that the program should be closed for anywhere between 2-5 days depending on risk assessment for deep cleaning practices. It is also the CDC's recommendation that any close contacts of the positive COVID staff member (within 6 feet for at least 15 min) should self quarantine for 14 days to monitor for the development of symptoms. If you have been notified by your camp/program that your child has been in close contact with a COVID positive staff member or child, it would be our recommendation that your child quarantine for 14 days. If they do develop symptoms concerning for COVID (fever, cough, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, etc) during this time, please contact our office to make an appointment to be evaluated. If your child did not have close contact with the COVID positive staff member and the camp will remain open (after its initial period of closure), it will be up to you and your family's comfort level on whether and when you send your child back.

Let this also be an opportunity for us to remind you that COVID is still a real and significant issue in our community and needs to be taken seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands with soap and water, and please wear a mask, as it will help to protect your fellow community members!

North Scottsdale Pediatrics

  • Ironwood Office - 9827 N. 95th St. Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: (480)-860-8488
  • Deer Valley Office - 21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: (480)-860-8488

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