Hand and Respiratory Hygiene Requirement

  • Hand Hygiene Guidelines

    • Teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence among campers and staff.
      Encourage staff and students to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older students who can safely use hand sanitizer).
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer placed in any building will require a prescription from our Medical Director
    • Hand sanitizer will be placed in every classroom without a sink.
    • Student use of the hand sanitizer will always be conducted under supervision
    • Hand sanitizer will be available if signing children in or out on an electronic device.   
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed near all entry doors and other high-traffic areas.
    • Sanitizer stations at the Farber, Lupinskie and Haskett buildings are located in high traffic areas:
      • Elevators
      • Building main entrances
      • Other designated areas
    • Classrooms with existing handwashing stations will not require alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
    • For elementary students, designate times on the schedule to take students out of the classroom to wash hands with soap and water, including, at a minimum:
      • Whenever children enter the classroom
      • Before and After snacks and/or lunch
      • After using the toilet
      • After sneezing, wiping, and blowing noses

    Respiratory Hygiene guidelines

    • Students and staff cover their mouths or noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue appropriately
    • Office and classrooms will be provided with a supply of tissues and no touch/floor pedal trash cans will be available in each room when feasi­ble.
    • If no tissue is available, using the inside of the elbow (or shirtsleeve) to cover the mouth or nose is preferable to using the hands. Always perform hand hygiene after sneezing, coughing and handling dirty tissues or other soiled material.


    See COVID-19 Safety Signage in our Communication & Engagement section.

Last Modified on August 24, 2022