Health and Safety Updates

Updated July 12, 2021


Policies Update 

Please read the Assumption of Risk section that has been added to the Policies page.  Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding this policy update to or 301-841-2254.


Health and Safety Protocols Updates 

  • Mixing Cohorts Outdoors Lunch and RecessBeginning on Monday, July 12, we will begin to allow limited mixing of cohorts in the same program during supervised outdoor lunch and recess periods.  For example, campers within the Day Camp 1st-2nd grade program will be able to play outside at recess with campers from other Day Camp 1st-2nd grade cohorts.  Distancing and masking rules will remain in place.  This policy only applies to lunch and recess while campers are outdoors.  Campers will remain with their cohort in the event of indoor lunch and/or recess and for all other camp activities and classes

  • Distancing:  At least 3 feet of distance will be maintained between campers in the same cohort.  6 feet of distance will be maintained between campers in different cohorts, 6 feet of distance will be maintained between campers and staff, and 6 feet of distance will be maintained between staff members.

  • Close Contact: Is now defined as being within 6 feet of an individual with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 for 15 minutes cumulative throughout a 24 hour period.

  • Decision Aid: Summer at Norwood will follow the MDH/MSDE Decision Aid: Exclusion and Return for Persons with COVID-19 Symptoms and Close Contacts in Child Care, Schools, and Youth Camps, released May 20, 2021.  This Decision Aid will replace the Response Protocol on page 7 of the Health and Safety Protocols.

Summer at Norwood Community Agreement Updates 

  • Quarantine Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Fully vaccinated individuals (2 weeks after receiving both doses of two-dose vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine) are not required to quarantine after close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Travel Restrictions: Statewide travel restrictions have been lifted for Maryland. Non-vaccinated individuals are no longer required to quarantine after travel.  While it is still recommended that non-vaccinated individuals be tested for COVID-19 upon entering Maryland, this is not a requirement.

  • Events and/or Large Gatherings Outside of Summer at Norwood:  Act safely and responsibly when you are not at Norwood and follow all state and county guidelines regarding indoor and outdoor gatherings.  MDH recommends that all non-vaccinated individuals over the age of 2 years continue to wear face coverings in all indoor settings outside of their home and in outdoor settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Mask Wearing:  While Maryland has lifted its statewide mask mandate, please note that the State of Maryland regulations for youth camps still require masks to be worn by campers and staff while indoors.  Campers and staff will be able to take “mask breaks” while outdoors, as long as adequate distance can be maintained.