News Release: Day and Overnight Camps Website Section Now Available to Help Administrators and Parents Keep Campers Safe this Summer
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 10 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has launched a new website section that contains information for schools, childcares, and day and overnight camps. As day and overnight camps open up across the region, information regarding safety and public health guidance is in high demand. The WECHU is offering a one-stop location for important information, including:
- The latest Ministry guidance regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines for the operation of camps
- Links to the online screening tool to help campers and staff complete daily symptoms checks
- Links to downloadable resources, including checklists to help day and overnight camp operators plan for their safe operations
- Helpful webinars and information sessions to help camp administrators and staff understand the required safety guidance
In addition, the WECHU is planning to host an informational webinar for day and overnight camp administrators and staff. The webinar will review COVID-19 safety guidelines and explain the process for managing COVID-19 cases in day and overnight camps. A public health nurse with experience in case and contact management of COVID-19 in school-aged settings and a public health inspector with experience in outbreak management will lead the webinar. More information regarding dates and topics for the webinar, as well as registration will be available on the webpage in the next few days.
As more information and resources become available and as Ministry guidance is updated, the website section will be updated to reflect the latest changes. Therefore, day and overnight camp administrators should refer back to the website often.