MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children at summer camps must wear masks at all times, except when swimming, napping, eating or drinking, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance released Sunday for summer camp operators.
The agency said children should be seated at least six feet apart for meals, snacks and water breaks, kept far apart when swimming, and positioned head to toe for naps, The New York Times reported.
As many activities as possible should be conducted outdoors. When activities must be indoors, spaces should be well-ventilated and windows should be kept open. Windows should also be open on camp buses and vans, the CDC said.
Children shouldn’t share toys, books or games, each camper should have a labeled cubby for their belongings, and each child should have a personal nap mat that’s sanitized before and after use, the Times reported.