Phield House Health & Safety Plan

The following is designed to provide a safe environment for Phield House program attendees and their families.  Guidelines are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the American Camping Association and the State of Pennsylvania.  


General Guidelines

  • Staff will be required to wear masks and/or face coverings
  • Campers/students are required to wear masks
  • Children will operate in groups of 10 
  • No drop-in/walk in sign ups will be accepted. Pre-registration only 
  • Hand sanitizing & washing stations readily available
  • Cleaning protocols throughout the day 
  • No sharing of equipment, food, water bottles, or personal belongings 

Daily Check-in/Pick-up Procedure

Standard School Days begin at 8:30am.  Please do not drop kids off more than 15 minutes prior to this time.  We are requiring all parents/guardians to park and escort your child/children to your designated area for check-in and daily wellness screenings.  Check-in and Pick-up areas will be designated by the child’s last name.  If carpooling please use the last name of the escorting family. 

Zone 1: Front Entrance/Spring Garden Lot (last name beginning with A-K) 

Zone 2: Side Door to the left of the front entrance, adjacent to court house (last name beginning with L-Z)

Standard School Days will end at 3:30pm and children will remain in their areas within the facility until a parent/guardian arrives at their designated Zone for pick-up.  Again, please park and walk to your designated Zone.  A staff person will escort your child(ren) to your pick-up Zone.  If you are carpooling please inform a Phield House staff member in advance so we can appropriately notify counselors and switch Zones accordingly.  Children picked up more than 15 minutes late more than two times will be assessed a fee of $15 per occurrence.   

Zone assignments will be emailed prior to the beginning of School Days.

Daily wellness screenings will be conducted by our staff under the supervision of one of our Health & Safety personnel as per the following Philadelphia Department of Health COVID-19 Screening Tool. This document will be utilized by our staff for daily screenings.  Temperatures will be taken by using a no-touch infrared thermometer.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Screening Tool


Date: ________      Name: _____________________________________

TEMPERATURE:________°F​ Temperature taken on-site ​  IF temperature ​100.4°F or higher​ do not allow into the facility


Do you have any of the following? Cough or shortness of breath

If YES to either do not allow into the facility


Fever, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell

If YES to 2 or more do not allow into the facility


Does the individual have flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or cough?

Yes No Comments:

If YES do not allow into the facility


Have you been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? Yes No Comments:

If YES do not allow into the facility

Immediately following the temperature screening process the child(ren) will be escorted to a handwashing station and a secure area to place their lunch box and belongings.  Each group will have its own designated section within the facility. 

Students are not permitted to share personal equipment, food, drink, and water bottles.  It is recommended that campers/students bring their own water bottles, which they can fill using our hydration station. If purchasing lunch or snacks during School Days they will be served by our staff while wearing gloves and proper face coverings.

This process will be completed daily and daily attendance reports will include a section to indicate each child has passed the temperature check successfully.  We appreciate everyone’s patience with this very important process. 

Hand Washing 

Hands should be washed by anyone entering the facility, when moving locations within the facility, at the end of the day, as well as before eating or handling food and if a staff member has made contact with a camper/student to provide medical care.  Hands should also be washed after using the bathroom facilities, handling garbage, being outside and after sneezing or tending to a runny nose.

Hand washing should last for at least 20 seconds.  


  • Hands need to be washed before and after eating.
  • Students will eat together with their group in a designated area, safely distant from any other group.
  • Students will dispose of their own trash with proper supervision.
  • Staff will then clean/disinfect the eating area after each meal/snack.

Sick Camper/Student Policy

Parents will be required to review and sign a Parental Agreement Form confirming they will not bring their child to Phield House programming if their child presents any of the symptoms regarding COVID-19 or feels ill in any way.  In the event of a child presenting a fever, he or she will not be allowed to enroll or remain in our program until quarantined for ten (10) days and all symptoms have dissipated.  If a student presents symptoms during the day, we will isolate and contact a parent or guardian for immediate pick-up. Exposed students/staff, which will be identified as the sick student’s group members, will need to be self-quarantined for a minimum of 3 days and can only return to School Days if they are symptom free, no fever, and/or a negative test result.  In the event of an exposure at Phield House, the facility will immediately be disinfected, families and authorities will be notified, and a plan for return will be communicated.

Asymptomatic, infected students/staff, identified as participants testing positive for COVID-19 but are not ill, cannot attend School Days and can only return after quarantining for 10 days, no symptoms, no fever, and/or a negative COVID-19 test.

We will notify families regarding any reported cases of COVID-19. 

Students sent home due to COVID-19 illness or exposure will receive Phied House credit for days registered and missed.  Credit will not have an expiration date and can be used for all future Phield House programming.

Parent/Guardian Agreement

To protect our children and staff, I agree to keep my child at home if he/she has:

  • Fever (a temperature of 100.4 or more) Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell

If my child has any of these signs of COVID-19, I will not send him/her back to camp until:

My child tested negative for COVID and is otherwise well enough to go back to camp ​OR A healthcare provider has seen my child and documented a reason for the symptoms other than COVID


All are true:

  1. at least 10 days since the start of symptoms AND
  2. fever free off anti-fever medicines for 3 days AND
  3. symptoms are getting better.

If my child is diagnosed with COVID-19, I will not send him/her back to camp until the following:

  • It has been at least 10 days since my child first had symptoms ​AND
  • My child has had no fever off anti-fever medicines (ex: Tylenol, Ibuprofen) for 3 days AND
  • My child’s symptoms are getting better

If someone in my household is diagnosed with COVID-19 or my child is exposed to COVID-19, I will keep him/her home for 14 days.

If someone in my household develops a new cough, shortness of breath or two of the following: sore throat, chills, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell, I will get that person tested for COVID-19. If that person tests positive, I will keep my child home for 14 days.