UNH Youth Programs
2023 COVID-19 Guidelines
(Subject to Change)
The health & safety of our youth program participants, families, and UNH staff and students are our priority. COVID-19 prevention strategies are helpful in protecting all individuals.
Entering our summer youth program season, the following guidelines are in place for UNH youth programs. Note that guidelines may be adjusted based on COVID-19 recommendations from UNH, the State of NH, or national health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control.
FOR ALL STAFF/VOLUNTEERS & PARTICIPANTS
- Strongly Recommend Up to Date Vaccinations and Available Boosters.
- If a staff member/volunteer or participant is feeling ill: DO NOT GO TO THE PROGRAM SITE!
- Face coverings are not required, but staff/volunteers are supportive of anyone who wishes to wear a mask. Note: face covering may be required for some or all participants if there is a case of a positive COVID-19 test result. Staff/Participants must provide their own non-cloth masks.
- Continue to utilize COVID prevention protocols such as frequent handwashing, cleaning, and respiratory etiquette (e.g. sneeze in your sleeve).
if a child is feeling ill, do not send them to the youth program/event!
COVID-19 TESTING - Summer 2023
Participants & Staff:
- For day camp participants, COVID-19 testing is the responsibility of the family.
- Overnight programs will be provided rapid tests for participant/staff use.
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can go to the Youth Programs Nurse during the youth clinic hours or call during off-hours as outlined on Health Information for Staff document.
- Testing will only occur for someone who is symptomatic.
- Staff MUST contact the Youth Program Nurse if there are participants/staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Parents/Guardians of OVERNIGHT programs must complete a COVID-19 Testing Consent (for both overnight and commuting students). Signed consent forms will be collected on check in day.
- If consent for a COVID-19 rapid test is not provided and the student is experiencing symptoms, they will need to be picked up immediately and leave the program.
- UNH follows the CDC: Isolation & Precautions for People with COVID-19
All decisions on whether a student remains and/or returns to a program are the discretion of the summer youth program nurse or other UNH healthcare staff.
Participation if Positive Test
Participation if Negative Test
*Positive COVID-19 test result isolation calendar (per CDC guidelines)
If you had symptoms:
- Day 0 of isolation is day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
- Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms started
If you did not have symptoms:
- Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received a positive test result)
- Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
A youth program may need to be cancelled due to changing COVID-19 situations. Should that occur:
- If a program is cancelled by UNH before it begins, a full refund is provided.
- If a program is cancelled by UNH in progress, a pro-rated refund is provided.
- If a student has to miss any amount of participation due to illness or infection once enrolled, no refund is guaranteed. Program managers will make a determination based on individual circumstances.
- For cancellation situations unrelated to COVID-19, any potential refunds will follow program-specific procedures.
Please contact the program director if you have questions or concerns related to these guidelines.
Thank you for your help in keeping your families and the UNH community healthy!