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Who is required to follow and complete all current CDPH/CDC procedures for isolation if exposure to a positive case occurs before arriving at SOS?

All students, staff, and chaperones

Can participants who have had a positive viral test in the 90 days prior to camp attend SOS?

Yes, if they have met the criteria to end isolation and have a letter from their health care provider documenting the positive test date and clearing them to end isolation.

Who will be required to undergo health screenings?

All participants

When will health screenings be required?

Prior to attending SOS, unvaccinated participants should self-screen for COVID-19 for a 10-day period.


Before boarding transportation to SOS all participants, chaperones, and staff will be screened.  If a participant has a temperature of 100Õ or higher or other COVID-19 symptoms they will not be able to attend.


Visiting school staff will also check participants for symptoms each morning before breakfast.  Students experiencing symptoms will isolate in the SOS Isolation Room and be monitored by staff.  If believed to be a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19, the school staff will conduct contact tracing and arrangements will be made to transport the participant home. 

Will masks be required on buses?


Will masks be required inside?

Yes, including inside assigned dorms.

Will masks be required inside the dining hall?

Yes, except when seated and eating.

Will masks be required inside classrooms?


Will masks be required outside?

No, but physical distancing should be maintained as much as possible between household cohorts.  Household cohorts should remain together for meals, classes, and trail groups.

Will masks be required while sleeping?


How many masks should a participant pack?

At least 2 masks per day of attendance

Will students stay in stable cohorts?

Yes, students and chaperones will be placed in stable “household” cohorts and will stay together in their dorms.

Will food be served “family style?”

No, all food will be prepared and placed in an individual container for indoor dining or paper sack for outdoor dining.

How will sleeping be arranged?

Students will sleep head-to-toe with beds arranged with an X marking the position of the participant’s head.

What will happen if my child becomes ill?

If a child becomes ill or has or develops a temperature of 100Õ or above, they must go home.  They will be housed in the Health Lodge as they wait for their parents/guardians to pick them up from SOS.  Unusually high temperatures, i.e. 104Õ may require transport to the emergency room.

Do chaperones need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes, or have a negative test within 72 hours of arriving at SOS.  Antigen tests are also acceptable if conducted within 24 hours of arrival.

Do staff need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes, or test weekly prior to attending SOS.










What is being done to address the health and safety of participants?

  • Daily symptom checking
  • Intensified cleaning and disinfecting
  • MERV 13 air filters installed in all buildings on campus
  • Increased circulation in dorm buildings and air purifiers added
  • Implementing “household cohorts”
  • Wearing masks indoors, except when seated and eating or sleeping
  • Sleeping head-to-toe
  • Wearing masks on buses
  • Isolation in the Health Lodge for those participants with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Sending participants with COVID-19 symptoms home
  • Contact tracing

Quarantining and sending home symptomatic close contacts and unvaccinated asymptomatic close contacts for modified quarantine.     Vaccinated close contacts will not be required to quarantine.





Updated 9/13/2021

Subject to Change

15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532–3691

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