The Katz JCC is following the Test to Stay Guidelines set forth by the NJ Department of Health dated 7/2022. If a COVID-19 exposure occurs, a camper qualifies to remain at camp for this if the following criteria is met:

  • Do not have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Are not a household contact of a COVID-19 case.
  • Are able and willing to follow modified quarantine and testing protocols listed below.
  • Are able and willing to mask.

Test to Stay Protocol

  • Campers participating in Test To Stay program should adhere to the following protocols:
  • Wear a mask when around others, indoors at all times when at school, during transportation, (except for eating/drinking), for the entirety of TTS program and through 10 full days after their last exposure to someone with COVID-19 even if all test results are negative.
  • The mask should fit securely over the nose and mouth.
  • When masks are removed for eating/drinking, students should maintain 6 feet from others to the greatest extent practicable.
  • Quarantine when not at school and refrain from extracurricular activities where consistent masking is not possible.
  • Monitor for symptoms daily until 10 days after their last exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Test to Stay Testing Protocol

  • Testing may be performed using home based tests including self-tests OR at a testing location using a rapid test.
  • Testing frequency:
    • Campers should be tested immediately following the notification of being a close contact. Camp By the Sea must be notified immediately
    • After the first negative test result, the student may continue to attend in-person instruction and then submit to testing on day 5 after exposure.
    • If the final test result is negative, no further TTS testing is required; campers would continue to follow additional precautions through Day 10.
  • If any camper tests positive for COVID-19, they will be excluded from camp for the recommended isolation period from the date of the positive test. We will identify the camper’s close contacts and if they meet the criteria for quarantine exclude them from camp until they are tested. If negative, those contacts can follow TTS protocols or traditional quarantine/exclusion guidance.
  • If a student develops COVID-19 symptoms, they will be excluded from camp and referred for diagnostic testing, following NJDOH guidelines for school exclusion.
  • TTS may be suspended in certain outbreak settings (e.g., where close contacts cannot be readily identified) in consultation with local health departments.
  • If a camper is not able to meet the Test to Stay Protocol they must follow the NJ Department of Health Guidelines relating to quarantining.  They will not be able to attend camp during the quarantine period.  Camp tuition is non-refundable. If a camper is not able to attend camp due to COVID-19 exposure they will not refunded camp tuition.