Health safety policies - Fall 2022

We are dedicated to keeping our campers and teaching artists, and their families, safe and healthy.

All campers are required to observe SF Shakes’ camp policies regarding Covid-19 and other illnesses.


All campers must be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is highly recommended that those eligible for boosters receive them before the start of camp. Please email your proof of vaccination at least one week prior to the start of your session.

  • Campers who are not vaccinated due to a medical exemption please send us an email for latest safety protocol.
  • SF Shakes’ staff is fully up-to-date on vaccinations and boosters. Staff also tests once a week. Campers are welcome to test regularly at their discretion but are not required to.

  • Masking indoors
    Well-fitting masks are required for all campers and staff while indoors. N95s or the equivalent are highly recommended. Please pack a spare mask; lanyards are recommended to hold masks while campers are eating or outdoors. Staff will have extra masks and Covid tests available on site.

    Masking outdoors Snacks and lunch will be held outdoors. Masks are optional during outdoor time when campers are able to distance appropriately from one another. If campers are in close proximity outdoors, teaching artists may ask them to wear masks.

    Campers will be asked to wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer before and after snacks and meals. Staff will wipe down heavily used surfaces with alcohol spray or wipes. Costume pieces will not be shared between campers.

    If your camper has any symptoms of illness (sore throat, cough, fever, aches, nausea, runny nose/sneezing that is not allergy-related), whether or not you believe it to be Covid, please keep them home and test for Covid. If test is positive, please keep your camper home for at least 5 days. If test is negative, please test again after 3 days and keep camper home until symptoms subside. Camper can return to camp after a negative antigen test, and after symptoms subside.

    A case of norovirus, rhinovirus, or flu can be just as contagious and disruptive as Covid, so please protect other campers and don’t send sick campers to camp. If staff notice that a camper has any symptoms of illness, they will call caregivers and request they be picked up immediately.

    Close contact
    If your camper has a close contact with a Covid-positive person, please test on the 3rd day after exposure. Follow steps above if they test positive. If they are not symptomatic and test negative, and are vaccinated, they can continue to come to camp and do not need to quarantine. We recommend testing again 5 days after exposure.

    Close household contact
    If a member of your household tests positive for Covid, and it is impossible to isolate them from other household members, follow the steps above, and continue to test your camper every day as long as the household member is symptomatic and/or testing positive. We recommend the camper wear a well-fitting mask at all times, indoors and outdoors, unless eating or drinking in order to reduce the possibility of asymptomatic transmission. If at any time the camper begins to have symptoms, follow the guidance under “Symptoms” above.