Your child's health and safety is our #1 priority!

CGI follows guidelines by the CDC and FSSA for essential childcare programs. CGI staff are closely monitoring these guidelines for updates throughout the state reopening process and will update them accordingly. Any updates will be communicated with families through email. 


General Guidelines

• At drop-off, a CGI staff member will take each child's temperature with a no-touch thermometer. Children and parents will remain in their car during this procedure. 

• If a child shows a fever of 100.4°F or above, in order to reduce the risk of contamination, they will not be permitted into the building and the fevered individual will be prohibited from the CGI campus for a minimum of 72 hours.

• For any child sent home due to illness, he/she can return to camp after 72 hours, with the last 24 hours being symptom- and medication-free. 

• The 72-hour minimum does not begin until the initial fever has broken and the person’s normal temperature has returned. 

The 72 hours will start over if: 

○ The person's fever returns. 

○ The person takes fever-reducing medication within the last 24 hours of the 72-hour period, at which point the 72 hours will not begin until the medication has worked its way out of the individual's system. 

○ The person starts experiencing other COVID-related symptoms, regardless of if the fever is still present or not. 

○ The person has not contacted a health care professional upon the program director's request, based on the severity and/or duration of the initial fever. 


• All CGI staff will have their temperature checked daily upon arriving to work.

• Counselors will clean high-touch areas throughout the day, while custodial services will thoroughly clean the building every night.

Face Coverings:

• Mask policies will be determined one week prior to the start of camp based on local guidelines and as per advice of Chabad’s medical advisory board.


Positive/Possible Positive Case Guidelines:


• Any child that has come in close contact with a person with COVID-19 will be prohibited from returning to the CGI campus for a minimum of 14 days. 

• If any family member is voluntarily tested, regardless of the reason, CGI Staff MUST be contacted prior to the test date and no one in the household will be permitted to return to the CGI campus until a negative test result is received. 

• CGI Admin will notify families of any open tests of any individuals (staff or families) associated with the program. Families will be notified when test results are received. 

• If a child has symptoms that begin during camp, staff will contact his/her parents for early pick-up. The child will stay isolated from other children until a parent/guardian arrives. 

• If there is a confirmed COVID-19 case, the CGI team will contact the Marion County Health Department (MCHD). Programming will close as determined by MCHD. Families will be communicated with immediately with any further updates. 

• If a positive case occurs for a child or counselor, CGI will close and all staff and children in the program must quarantine for a total of 14 days, starting with when the person last attended camp. The 14-day period includes the time spent waiting for test results. In the case of a positive result, CGI staff will notify parents in the program by email and phone. The number of days the program will be closed is based on the results received. If the positive case is a staff member or camper, CGI will notify all families in the program. 

• If there is a positive case in a household, any children from that family will quarantine for 14 days before returning to camp. This 14-day period ensures that children in the home did not become positive at any time during the positive family member's quarantine.