Covid-19: PFC will follow all current and future DPHE guidelines regarding safety.
To ensure the safety of all staff, volunteers, and campers, we will follow all current and future Covid-19 guidelines provided to us by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, District 11, and government regulations to ensure the safety of all staff, volunteers, and campers.
Pro Football Camp will be limited to 400 persons based on the size of Garry Berry Football Stadium. This will include up to 300 campers and 100 staff and volunteers. The campers will be divided into groups based on age. The groups will not exceed 25 individuals including campers and volunteers designated to supervise each group. There will be various drill stations and water locations set up for each group, maintaining separation of groups throughout the camp (see Appendix 1). Whenever possible, campers within groups will maintain 6 feet of distance between each other. Coaches, staff, and volunteers will also maintain 6 feet between themselves and other campers, whenever possible.
Public restrooms are available at Garry Berry Stadium that will be open throughout the hours of camp. Separate drink stations will be assigned to each group of campers, only allowing campers to drink from their assigned stations. Signs will be posted around the field and at each drill and water station to warn all in attendance of Covid-19 safety procedures.
Pro Football Camp will provide cleaning and disinfecting supplies on site and be readily available to clean and disinfect equipment and surfaces (see Appendix 2). Staff and volunteers will disinfect before camp while setting up and after camp while tearing down each day. Equipment used by campers will also be sanitized between each drill station. Volunteers that work directly with the campers will have hand sanitizer on them at all times, and hand sanitizer will also be located throughout the camp, including at each water station. There will be designated times that staff and campers are required to sanitize their hands.
Our Covid-19 protocols and procedures are posted to the Pro Football Camp website, www.profootballcamp.com, for everyone to view before and after registering for camp. We will also send an email to all registered participants 2 weeks before the start of camp highlighting the key points of this plan and referring them to the website for detailed information. This email will include the symptom survey (see Appendix 3) to be required by campers upon arrival at camp each day. Emails will also be sent out each night of camp with the symptom survey attached and a reminder to fill it out and bring it to camp the next day.
All staff will be trained on current health orders in Colorado and prevention, transmission, and care of the Covid-19 illness. Information from the Colorado Department of Health & Environment will be provided to all staff to brief them on Colorado’s guidelines and directions to help prevent Covid-19. Constant guidance and protocols will be provided on how to handle safety procedures. Dr. Lorne “Mac” MacDonald will also conduct a briefing to all staff on prevention, transmission, and care of Covid-19.
Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks to and from camp, as well as during the camp for specific activities. Specifically, tent personnel and staff at water stations will be required to wear masks and gloves. Staff working drop-off and pick-up will wear masks and gloves. Staff and volunteers will also be required to shower that morning prior to camp each day.
Symptom screening will be conducted on all staff and volunteers the week before and day of Pro Football Camp (see Appendix 3). All staff and volunteers will also be screened for symptoms upon arrival each day of the camp. Dr. MacDonald will also check temperatures of all staff before camp begins. Any staff or volunteers showing symptoms will be sent home with a recommendation to test immediately and will not be allowed to return to camp. Staff will be trained in multiple positions to cover the area that has become vacant in the case that a staff member or volunteer falls ill. Staff members’ duties will be reevaluated to compensate for the loss of that staff member or volunteer.
Staff and volunteers will be required to sanitize their hands (by washing their hands or using hand sanitizer) immediately upon their arrival. They will also be required to sanitize their hands nearly every hour at the natural breaks in the camp. They will sanitize again one hour before camp, which is when campers begin to arrive, when drills commence, and each transition from break to drills. Volunteers working directly with a group of campers will be required to sanitize each time campers and staff do.
Campers will be required to sanitize their hands upon their arrival. Staff and volunteers organizing the drop-off time will have hand sanitizer with them at all times and require campers to use it before they enter camp. Campers will also be required to sanitize their hands every time they change locations (Off-the-Field with the Pros, between each drill, and autographs). Hand sanitizer will be administered by each group’s designated volunteer.
The following chart details the daily camp schedule and hand sanitizing schedule:
Staff will be placed at the entrance, organizing the drop-off of campers and directing traffic. Campers will undergo symptom screening (refer to symptom survey) and will be required to have showered that morning prior to camp. Campers will also be required to sanitize their hands when exiting the vehicle at drop-off.
There will be recommended time intervals for age groups to conduct drop-off. Age groups 9-11 will conduct drop-off at 7:00-7:30am and age groups 7-8 and 12-14 will conduct drop-off at 7:30-7:45am. The following time intervals* will be used to control traffic and minimize contact between campers:
○ 7-8 year old 7:30-7:45am
○ 9-11 year old 7:00-7:30am
○ 12-14 year old 7:30-7:45am
*Time intervals are based on historical data of the number of campers in each age group and are subject to change.
The coaches at each drill station will remain at their station until camp is complete. Groups of campers will rotate drills throughout the camps. Each group will have volunteers escort them throughout the camp. These volunteers will remain with the same group throughout camp to limit contact. Whenever possible, coaches will maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and the campers. Volunteers working with campers will have hand sanitizer on them at all times. Campers and volunteers will sanitize their hands between each drill. Equipment for drills will also be sanitized between each group.
Separate hydration stations will be assigned to each group of campers, only allowing campers to drink from their assigned stations. Individual drink cups will be pre-filled and discarded after each use. Hand sanitizer will be located at each water station. Volunteers that work the water stations will be required to wear masks and gloves. The stations will be wiped down after each water-break throughout the day..
Campers will remain within their designated groups to limit contact with other campers. The groups will be kept 6 feet apart during this time. Coaches will also remain 6 feet away from each other and all groups while presenting the Off-the-Field with the Pros lessons. Staff, volunteers and campers will be required to sanitize before each Off-the-Field with the Pros session.
Autographs will be optional for campers at the end of Day 1 and Day 2. Campers will remain 6 feet from the coaches behind the autograph tables, as well as 6 feet from each other in line. Volunteers organizing the lines will wear masks and gloves. Campers will be required to sanitize before the autograph session. Coaches signing autographs will have hand sanitizer at their table for frequent sanitizing. Any memorabilia being signed must also be sanitized before getting autographs.
Parents will be allowed to spectate the camp from the west-side bleachers. Parents will be expected to follow Covid-19 guidelines for social distancing while at camp. Signs will be posted in the bleacher area instructing spectators to keep 6 feet between themselves and others. Hand sanitizer will also be accessible to spectators in the bleacher area.
Dr. Lorne T. MacDonald (PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FST, EMT) will be on site at all times throughout camp hours. His staff will include Dr. Colleen Vierk (PT), Dr. Matthew Oliver (PT), Dr. Jackie Thomas (PT), and Sarah Burke (ATC). A tent will be provided where Dr. MacDonald and his assistants will be able to provide medical assistance to any individual in need. If a camper suffers injury or begins to feel ill, their group’s volunteer will escort them to the medic tent. Once in the medic tent, Dr. MacDonald will assess the camper’s symptoms and determine if and what further action is necessary.
In the case of a suspected Covid-19 case, Pro Football Camp will provide a separate tent for ill staff members and campers until the staff can be transported or children can be picked up by a legal guardian. There will be supervision in the tent at all times if an individual falls ill. The identified individual and supervisor will wear the proper PPE, including gloves and masks. Pro Football Camp will provide masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to all personnel working this tent.
Staff and campers will be recommended to get immediate testing if they become ill. In the case of a confirmed Covid-19 case, Dr. MacDonald will report to the proper channels and take the required precautions in order to prevent the spread of a possible Covid-19 outbreak. All camp participants will also be notified of the confirmed case and potential contact with Covid-19.
This prevention plan is subject to change based on changes in Covid-19 guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health & Environment, El Paso County, District 11, and federal and local government regulations.
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