Before coming to activities, each student/participant must perform a daily symptom screening.  We will check you at the door, with a temperature screen and questions.

Please help us keep everyone safe and healthy.  

In the last 5 days, has your student or anyone in your household:

tested positive for COVID-19?
✨ exhibited any of these symptoms, (not related to another, pre-existing condition)?  

    • Fever greater than 100.4 °F or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Unexplained muscle/body aches
    • Nausea/vomiting or diarrhea
    • Loss of senses of taste or smell
    • Unusually weak or fatigued
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Headache
    • Skin rash
    • Chest pain or pressure


In the last 14 days has your student:

✨ answered yes to any of the above questions?

had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID -19? 

traveled out of state?

If you have answered YES to any of the above,  please contact H4H and do not come to face to face activities.

At ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE of Campers and Families, Hands 4 Hope LA is: 

  • Maintaining Physical Distancing
  • Requiring cloth face coverings
  • Minimizing contact between camp staff, campers and families
  • Staggering arrival and drop off-times and locations as consistently as practicable
  • Designating routes for entry and exit, using as many entrances as feasible. 
  • Using other protocols to limit direct contact with others as much as practicable.  
  • Providing physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that camp staff and campers remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times
  • Provide a temperature and question health screening at the door


  • Campers should remain in the same space and in groups as small and consistent as practicable. Keep the same campers and staff with each group and include campers from the same family in the same group, to the greatest extent practicable. Recommended participant to staff ratios should be 12:1. 
  • Everyone 2yrs of age and older wears cloth face coverings while at camp, except while swimming, napping, eating/drinking, or engaging in solo physical exertion (such as jogging by oneself). We will provide a face covering should to anyone who arrives without one.  Only under medical provider orders will we create an exception. 
  • Everyone practices social distancing, such as maximizing space between seating, desks, and bedding, and arranging activities to minimize face-to face contact.  We limit sharing of items, and use sanitation protocols (Below). 
  • Staff works with children to explain and implement protocols in a way that is easy for children to understand and developmentally appropriate.
  • We use disposable food service items, and exercise extra caution while children are eating or drinking.  Be sure to notify Hands 4 Hope LA of any food allergies! 

Hand Washing, Sanitizing and Cleaning:

  • Campers and staff should wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap, rubbing thoroughly after application, and use paper towels (or single use cloth towels) to dry hands thoroughly.
  • Staff should model and practice handwashing. For example, for younger campers, use bathroom time as an opportunity to reinforce healthy habits and monitor proper handwashing. 
  • Campers and staff should use hand sanitizer when handwashing is not practicable. Sanitizer must be rubbed into hands until completely dry. Note: frequent handwashing is more effective than the use of hand sanitizers, especially when hands are visibly dirty 
  • Children under age 9 should use hand sanitizer under adult supervision. Call Poison Control if consumed: 1-800-222-1222. Ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizers are preferred and should be used when there is the potential of unsupervised use by children. Isopropyl hand sanitizers are more toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. 
  • Frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, sink handles, bathroom surfaces, tables as well as surfaces in transportation vehicles should be cleaned at least daily and more frequently throughout the day if possible. 
  • Ensure a safe and correct application of disinfectants using personal protective equipment and ventilation recommended for cleaning. Keep cleaning and disinfectant products away from children. 
  • Limit use of shared playground equipment in favor of physical activities that require less contact with surfaces. 
  • Limit sharing of objects and equipment, such as toys, games and art supplies, otherwise clean and disinfect between uses.


  • Monitor staff and campers throughout the day for signs of illness; send home campers and staff with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough or other COVID-19 symptoms. Send persons to the appropriate medical facility rather than their home if necessary.
  • Identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. (Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell) 
  • The campers or staff exhibiting symptoms should remain in the isolation room until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable. 
  • Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone sick to their home or to a healthcare facility, as appropriate. Call 9-1-1 without delay if the individual develops persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face.  
  • Advise sick staff members and campers not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including 3 days with no fever, symptoms have improved and 10 days since symptoms first appeared. 
  • Advise contacts to the ill individual to stay at home for 14 days after the last contact and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. See public health guidance on quarantine for additional details 
  • In the event that 3 or more positive COVID-19 cases are identified, notify local health officials, staff, and all families immediately while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws. 
  • Close off areas used by any sick person and do not use before cleaning and disinfection. If possible, wait 24 hours or as long as possible before cleaning and disinfecting the area.