Summer Camp

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

This document describes the measures taken by the Anchorage Sportsplex, Inc. (“The Dome”) to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during its Summer Camp. It is subject to change in the face of new information, updated best practices, or government orders. These protective measures are based on advice from public health experts and are intended to protect The Dome’s employees and the public.

The mitigation practices outlined in this document are specific to day camp operations at The Dome. The facility’s general COVID-19 Mitigation Plan can be found at https://thedome.us/covid-19/

  1. Employee screening
    1. Employees will be screened before every shift by answering a series of questions about their travel and symptoms. Their answers will be recorded. Any employee experiencing symptoms including fever within the last 72 hours, or who has traveled outside Alaska within the previous 14 days, will not be allowed to work.
  1. Camper registration
    1. New camper registrations are limited to a minimum of one week, with full summer registrations being discounted to encourage longer durations.
    2. All camp registration is conducted online with paperless transactions.
  1. Camper drop-off & pick-up
    1. Campers will be dropped off outside the building and escorted inside by camp staff.
      1. Campers’ parents, guardians, and other family members will not enter the building during drop-off.
      2. Camper drop-off will be staggered over two hours to minimize door traffic.
    2. Campers will be escorted outside by camp staff and picked up outside the building.
      1. Campers’ parents, guardians, and other family members will not enter the building during pick-up.
      2. Parents and guardians will communicate with camp staff via text message to coordinate pick-up.
  1. Communication with parents & guardians
    1. In order to minimize physical contact with individuals who are not part of the camp, the majority of communication with parents and guardians regarding the camp and their campers will be conducted through telephone, text message, and e-mail.
      1. Camp pick-up coordination will be conducted through text message.
      2. Discussions about camper behavior and similar issues will be conducted by telephone.
      3. General camp communication will be conducted through e-mail.
      4. Urgent and timely communication between the camp and parents/guardians will be conducted by telephone and text message.
  1. Entrance screening & logging
    1. Every camper will be screened before each day of camp, and their results logged, using a custom screening page located at https://thedome.us/camp-screening/.
      1. Screening questions are asked of the camper’s parent or guardian, and include:
        1. “Have they been outside Alaska in the last 14 days?”
        2. “Have they been in contact with anybody with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?”
        3. “Are they currently experiencing any of these symptoms? Cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, or sore throat?”
        4. “Have they had a fever in the last 72 hours?”
    2. Every camper’s temperature will be taken by staff during entrance screening.
      1. Campers with a measured temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above will not be allowed to enter camp.
  1. Physical distancing (aka social distancing)
    1. Camp staff will teach and model physical distancing to all campers in an age-appropriate manner.
    2. All individuals at The Dome, including employees and campers, will stay a minimum of 6 feet apart to the greatest degree possible.
      1. Tables, chairs, and equipment have been distributed to enforce this spacing.
    3. While engaging in exercise, campers must increase this distance to 10 feet. “Exercise” includes any vigorous movement activity taking place at camp, including sports and active play.
    4. Staff will monitor compliance with distancing requirements and re-train campers as necessary to achieve satisfactory distancing.
  1. Capacity & group size
    1. Camp capacity has been reduced to a maximum of 100 campers.
    2. Group size is capped at a maximum of 20 campers per group.
      1. Groups are static, with campers remaining in their assigned group day to day.
    3. Camp staff will be dedicated to a single group for the full day to the greatest degree possible.
      1. Some camp staff, such as administrators, must move in between groups in order to perform their job duties. Staff in this category will wash their hands with soap and water, or sanitize their hands, and disinfect any shared surfaces in between different camp groups.
  1. Face coverings
    1. All camp staff will wear cloth or disposable face coverings/masks. Masks must cover both the nose and mouth.
    2. Campers’ parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to send their campers with face coverings. If a camper has a face covering, staff will ensure it is worn properly, covering both the nose and mouth.
  1. Shared items
    1. Shared items have been minimized to the greatest degree feasible.
      1. All campers have an individual cubby (plastic tote) where they will store their possessions including food.
      2. All campers have individual sets of art supplies, including colored pencils, crayons, paper, and similar materials, stored in their cubby.
      3. Each group of 20 has a dedicated set of sport and game items.
        1. Sports and games will be conducted in accordance with the distancing requirements in Section 6.
  1. Handwashing
    1. The Dome will provide sufficient facilities to allow employees and campers to routinely wash and/or sanitize their hands.
      1. Materials provided include sinks with running water, soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.
    2. The Dome will require employees to wash or sanitize their hands routinely and in between all activities, or once per hour, whichever is more frequent.
    3. The Dome will require campers to wash or sanitize their hands routinely and in between all activities or once per hour, whichever is more frequent.
      1. Campers will be supervised while using hand sanitizer.
  1. Cleaning and sanitizing
    1. All sanitizing will be performed with a CDC-approved sanitizer.
      1. The Dome will maintain adequate stock of sanitizers and associated supplies.
    2. All routine touch surfaces will be sanitized hourly by staff. These surfaces include tables and chairs; door knobs, handles, and push bars; railings; bathroom fixtures; computer equipment; and any other surface or object that is touched routinely.
    3. All sport & game equipment will be sanitized in between uses by different individuals. This equipment includes balls, racquets, bats, laser guns, building bricks, remote controls, and any other equipment used to participate in a sport or game.
    4. All employee touch surfaces will be sanitized in between individual employees, or hourly, whichever is more frequent.
    5. Janitorial cleaning will be performed after hours every night.
  1. Drinking fountains and vending machines
    1. The Dome’s push bar drinking fountain will be shut off and blocked from public access.
    2. The Dome’s touchless water bottle filler will remain open and be sanitized hourly with a food-grade sanitizer.
    3. The Dome’s vending machines’ touch surfaces, including buttons and dispensing chute, will be sanitized hourly. One or more machines may be closed to the public.
  1. Response to Confirmed Infection
    1. If an active employee or camper is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing, The Dome will perform the following as soon as practical:
      1. A CDC disinfection; or
      2. A 72-hour closure to allow natural deactivation of the virus, followed by a comprehensive disinfection of all common surfaces.
  1. Training
    1. The Dome will provide training to all employees on the requirements listed in this document.
    2. Management will monitor employees for compliance and provide additional training as needed.