AOS is a fully mask-optional campus. We kindly ask that all community members respect the decisions of others regarding this topic.
HAND WASHING & SANITIZING
We have installed sanitizing stations around campus, and campers are regularly encouraged to wash/sanitize their hands.
If any child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, the student must take a Rapid Antigen or PCR test. If the symptoms begin at camp, the student’s parents will be asked to pick their child up and perform the test offsite. Results should be reported to the AOS Health clinic via phone or email. If the test is negative, the student may return to camp if symptoms allow.
If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, the camper must isolate for at least five days. The camper must test negative on a Rapid Antigen test before returning to campus and the earliest return date is day six. Day zero will be considered the day the first positive test is reported to the school via the AUXS Safety App.
We no longer require students to stay home from camp when a household member tests positive. Should a household member test positive, we recommend that this person isolate from others in the household. Students who live with the person who tests positive may continue to attend camp, but must test negative on a Rapid Antigen test at home each morning prior to coming to campus for five days after the positive person's first positive test.
COMMUNICATING POSITIVE CASES
When we have a positive case on campus, only the parents of the children in the shared camp will receive a direct notification via email as soon as we are notified of the positive case. Identities of those who test positive for COVID-19 will be kept confidential.
All absences, regardless of whether or not they are related to COVID-19, must be reported to the Health Clinic via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 713-470-5614. Please report all absences by 9:00 AM the day of the absence.
BUILDING CLEANING & DISINFECTING
All classrooms are adequately equipped with disinfectant wipes for teachers to use throughout the day to spot clean surfaces as needed, and classrooms, restrooms, offices, and other common spaces are cleaned nightly per our standard practice.
HEALTH CLINIC & QUARANTINE ROOM
The Health Clinic is divided into two separate areas. In one room, nurses will tend to minor cuts and bruises, etc. The other room will serve as a quarantine room for any student exhibiting potential communicable disease symptoms. Routine, standard cleaning will be conducted after a student is seen in the clinic.
VISITORS & AUDIENCES
The AOS campus is fully open to visitors and audience members only for invited guests. Camps who will host visitors or audiences will give families more information about the campus visit. All visitors and audience members will check-in before being allowed to enter campus.