Richmond SPCA Critter Camp and COVID-19 Policies

During COVID-19, the Richmond SPCA has put in place a number of precautions to protect the health and well being of our staff, campers and clients. Camp counselors will be disinfecting shared surfaces such as seating and tables prior to the start of each camp. All bathrooms are stocked with hand soap, and hand sanitizer is available elsewhere in the facility. Camp counselors and campers will be routinely washing their hands. Camp counselors and students experiencing acute respiratory illnesses or who have been exposed to positive or presumed-positive COVID-19 patients must stay home and not be in the facility.

Daily Temperature Checks Campers and staff will receive temperature checks coming into camp each day. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4+ degrees, will not be allowed at camp. There will also be standard operating questions that will be asked each week as it relates to the current health of campers and their families.

Throughout the public health emergency, campers are expected to:

  • Wear face coverings that cover your nose and mouth at all times inside the facility
  • Bring and use your own water bottle
  • Practice physical distancing (keeping at least six feet away from counselors and other campers)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wash or sanitize hands as you arrive to camp and as needed throughout the day
  • Stay home if experiencing acute respiratory illness
  • Notify us if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

I will not attend camp at the Richmond SPCA if I have any of the following:

  • A new dry cough
  • A newly identified shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • A fever (above 100.4°F)
  • Used fever-reducing medication in the last 72 hours to treat a fever
  • Chills or chills with repeated shaking
  • A headache accompanied by another symptom in this list
  • Tiredness/fatigue accompanied by another symptom in this list
  • A new sore throat
  • New muscle aches unrelated to physical activity
  • A new loss of taste or smell
  • Been living with someone who is experiencing any of the symptoms on this list
  • A positive test within the past 14 days for the virus that causes COVID-19
  • Had close contact (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer with the infected party) within the past 14 days with someone who is presumed positive or tested positive for COVID-19

Covid Refund Policy

If a camp must be cancelled due to counselor illness, quarantine or isolation, the Richmond SPCA will offer pro-rated refunds to enrolled students for the cancelled class(es). If a student is forced to miss a class session or leave a class early due to their own quarantine or isolation, they will not be eligible for a refund for classes missed. However, if we receive notice 7 days or more in advance that they will need to drop a class in its entirety due to quarantine or isolation, they will be eligible for a full refund.

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