Summer Camp/General Guidance
Summer Camp Guidance
The face covering/mask mandate in Louisiana has been lifted (effective April 28, 2021). The announcement follows months of sustained improvement in COVID hospitalizations and an increase in the supply and availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
Wearing Masks Outdoors
Also, CDC has relaxed the rules on mask wearing outdoors: Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer need to wear a mask for most outdoor activities. Masks are still recommended in crowded outdoor venues like sports stadiums. See this site for details.
The Louisiana Department of Health recommends that the public follow the “Two out of Three” rule to keep themselves safe during COVID.
When in doubt about whether to wear a mask at a certain activity where people outside of a person’s everyday household will be present, they can stay safe by:
- Making sure everyone around them is vaccinated, or
- Maintaining the 2 out of 3 Rule: To lower risk for COVID-19, make sure the activity meets two out of the following three conditions: Outdoors, Distanced and Masked.
- Outdoors + Distanced = No Mask Recommended
- Outdoors + Not Distanced = Mask Recommended
- Indoor + Distanced = Mask Recommended
Masks or face coverings should be worn in indoor public spaces and anytime in public when you are near others who are not in your immediate household. Wearing a mask is about protecting others. When you wear a mask, you protect others, and when others wear a mask they protect you. It’s just like holding a door open for someone: It's being kind and courteous. So continue to practice social distancing and MASK UP.
- Businesses, governments and others can still set their own face covering guidelines. Always follow those requirements.
- N95 masks are for healthcare workers only.
- People with breathing challenges or those under the age of two should not wear a mask.
Why wear a mask/face covering
- To protect others: When you wear a mask you protect others by preventing the spread of your own germs.
- Unknown COVID-19 status: You may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus without showing symptoms.
- Protect the community: More people wearing masks results in better protection for everyone.
How to wear a mask/face covering
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and cover your nose and mouth
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
- Washed and machine dried without damage or change to shape
- Wash your hands before putting on or taking off a mask/face covering
- Avoid a lot of touching/adjusting your mask/face covering
- Completely remove your mask/face covering while eating
- Cloth masks or face coverings should be washed and dried after each use.
- Disposable masks are acceptable but should be thrown away after one use.
Gloves are not recommended
- Gloves are not recommended (unless required by your job)
- Gloves can give you a false sense of security
- Can increase the risk of cross contamination