JHBB COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES & REGULATIONS:
Joe Harris Basketball Camps will follow COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local government authorities. While we are taking every possible precaution, we cannot guarantee against exposure during camps. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We are continuously monitoring CDC and WHO guidance to ensure our policies reflect all current safety standards related to group gatherings and youth sports. As safety guidelines change, our policies and procedures listed below may change accordingly.
*The following measures are in place to ensure the safety of campers, staff, and camper families. All participants will be asked to comply throughout the duration of camp—and any staff member, camper or camper family member who does not comply will not be allowed at camp.
- Adherence to government physical and social distancing/PPE guidelines: **UPDATE: Our camp will adhere to local and state guidelines on participant numbers, group sizes, face coverings and social distancing.
To continue to make you fully aware of the practices that JHBB camps are putting in place to keep your children safe, all of which obviously includes masking, distancing, and sanitizing in our facilities. JHBB has made a slight change in Adherence to government physical and social distancing/PPE: In light of the new Delta Variant and adopted guidelines, all campers and staff must wear masks during our indoor activities. “While outdoors and socially distanced at least six feet apart, participants and coaches will be allowed to take their masks off for fresh air”. Our masking protocols are put in place solely as a collective effort to keep kids out of danger as much as possible.
- COVID-19 screenings and disclosure: JHBB staff and camper parents/guardians must sign the COVID-19 screening waiver before camp confirming the participant has not been sick or have reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to camp. All campers will be screened for symptoms and temperature each day. All campers will be asked to self-screen for fever or symptoms in addition to the on-site check. If a camper or staff exhibits symptoms or contracts COVID-19 during the camp or 14 days after, they are responsible for notifying the Camp Director immediately so that appropriate measures can be taken.A full list of COVID-19 signs and symptoms can be found on the CDC website.
- Contactless check-in/check-out: Parents must maintain 6-feet social distancing requirements during check-in and check-out times and avoid congregating in groups before, during and after camp. Parents will verbally acknowledge the child’s name for attendance purposes. During this time, parents will not be permitted to stay and observe camps at Chelan High School, with the exception on of the upper balcony at Chelan Community gym if proper PPE is used.
- Personal sanitation: Staff and campers must frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. When soap and water are unavailable, staff and campers will be required to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. JHBB will provide hand sanitizer as an extra precaution, but parents should provide campers with their own sanitizer which must not be shared with other participants.
- Equipment sanitation: Campers’ personal equipment and belongings may not be shared and should be properly sanitized after every training session. Campers’ backpacks and other belongings shall be spaced at least 2 feet apart during camp. We will minimize the use of shared equipment where possible—and all equipment will be sanitized frequently during camp.
- Limiting physical interaction: “Congratulating each other is an important part of sportsmanship and we certainly believe in the power of supporting teammates. Lets all recognize this with fist-bumbs, elbow bumps and high-fives. JHBB understands that camper-to-camper/coach-to-coach contact may happen during training or competitive activity, we ask everyone to please try and socially distance as best as possible.” Sharing of food or drink is strictly forbidden. Campers will adhere to social distancing by cohorting. (Grouping children together to reduce potential exposures) all breaks will be taken in groups adhering to state and local guidelines for social distancing.
We are here to help make the camp experience safe and enjoyable. Parents are welcome to reach out with any questions. While we strive to provide the best answers possible, JHBB Camp staff are not authorized or qualified to provide medical or legal advice specific to a camper’s symptoms or circumstances. If parents have any doubt whether their child should participate in camp, we ask that they err on the side of caution and keep them home.