Health and Safety
We are hopeful about the continued progress moving out of the COVID-19 pandemic, now that pediatric vaccination is available. We do not yet have a complete picture of what summer 2022 will look like, but we will remain vigilant and progressive with our policies to be sure to match the situation in Eastern Massachusetts.
Based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Health (MDPH), we employ multiple layers of “non-pharmaceutical interventions,” or “NPIs,” to protect our campers and staff during this time of heightened risk. This strategy means multiple layers of protection to avoid the spread of COVID-19 on campus—something Belmont Day has been successful at not just during summer 2021 but during the entire 2020-21 school year, during which we were on campus, and thus far during the 2021-22 school year.
Here are examples of the NPIs we employed during summer 2021; some of these are likely to return in 2022:
- Cohorting and limiting interaction between camp groups inside
- Masking indoors
- Physical distancing, especially indoors
- Smaller group sizes
- Limited sharing of indoor space between cohorts
Our COVID protocols are developed by Belmont Day School’s COVID Taskforce, based on the best recommendations from the CDC and MDPH, as well as the school’s consulting physician. We are also responsive to local ordinances, such as the Town of Belmont’s indoor mask mandate that went into place August 9, 2021.
Safety, discovery, and community
Our COVID-19 safety protocols were designed to protect our campers, staff, and families.
Protocols for 2022 are to be determined.