COVID Precautions for Camps, Conferences, and Events | Benedictine College

COVID Precautions:
Camps, Conferences, and Events

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In preparation of Summer 2021 camps, conferences and events, we want to make you aware of the modifications and mitigation efforts that are in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. We ask for your support and cooperation in considering and observing these plans. Benedictine College events will adhere to Atchison County Health protocols and will update our mitigation plans accordingly.

This plan currently includes wearing a face covering while inside or unable to distance and reduced capacities indoor spaces. This includes places like the Haverty Center, St. John Paul II Student Center, the College Library, etc. Masks must be worn in churches (pursuant to requirements of the Archbishop and Abbot), and at any time when you cannot maintain physical distance and contact will last for more than 15 minutes. Visitors will not be required to wear face coverings in their residence hall room. However, visitors will be expected to wear face coverings in all common areas of the residence hall.

Participant expectations before entering campus:

  • All minors attending a camp will be required to sign a waiver prior to participating in a summer camp, conference or event.
  • Do not attend if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days prior to your planned arrival
  • College personnel will not provide airport transportation. Some camps or conferences will coordinate airport transportation services. Please contact your event coordinator for details.
  • Testing will not be required prior to attending a summer camp, conference or event.

Participant expectations during a visit to campus:

  • Participants and guests are asked to use common COVID-19 mitigation strategies including face coverings, physical distancing, and hand washing.
  • The college will plan for physical distancing at all events and locations.
  • We will provide housing at most events. (room could be double, single, quadruple, etc.)
  • All participants are asked to communicate any signs of illness to their event leaders.

What is Benedictine College doing to keep the campus safe?

  • Faculty, staff, and students are following all County Orders
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting has been implemented across campus
  • Campus Dining is following best practices for COVID-19 mitigation in dining areas

What happens if a visitor has symptoms during a visit to campus?

Benedictine College Operated Camps or Events

  • Visit the Student Health Center. If a participant displays COVID-19 symptoms, they will be isolated in an individual room until the camp leaders and Student Health Center staff determines the appropriate plan. The Student Health Center will determine if a COVID-19 test will be required.
  • Postive test. In the event a participant tests positive for COVID-19, they must return home. If extenuating circumstances exist that prevent event participants from returning home, they should reach out to their event leaders to discuss the specific situation.

Benedictine Hosted Camp or Event

  • If a participant begins to display COVID-19 symptoms, contact camp operator. Outside/hosted groups will need to contact their own medical provider if they are showing signs of COVID. Information about the Community Health Center hours will be provided.
  • The camp operator will work with Benedictine College events coordinator to determine a plan for the participant.
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