Last updated on February 2021
COVID-19: Temperature Checks
All students must conduct temperature checks at home prior to coming to camp and submit results via the Camp SFS App. (Details below under Camp SFS App.) Those who do not submit a temperature through the app will not be permitted on campus.
Throughout the day, additional temperature checks will be made with non-contact thermometers and thermographic cameras. Any individual with a temperature reading of 37.5°C or higher will be asked to be picked up from campus immediately and will not be permitted back on campus until fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
COVID-19: Higher Risk Students
Students at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness should consult a physician prior to attending camp. Those with the following conditions are at a higher risk: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, Immune-compromised state, Obesity, Sickle Cell Disease, Smoking, Vaping, Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Cerebrovascular Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, Neurological Conditions, Liver Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, or Thalassemia.
COVID-19: Mask Policy
All students must wear masks at all times that are acceptable by Camp SFS standards: MDFS-approved health masks/respirators (KF-80, KF-94, KF-99, N-95), anti droplet masks (KF-AD), or dental masks are recommended, although cloth masks or disposable masks that completely cover both mouth and nose are also acceptable. Mesh masks, valved masks, scarves, clothing, food sanitation spit guard covering on the mouth, wearing mask over the chin or neck, or partial masking with either nose or mouth exposed will NOT be accepted as masking for the purpose of infectious disease prevention. Students may not converse with each other when not wearing masks. While wearing masks, students should avoid touching their face and mask, and wash their hands often.
Students should pack 2 extra masks (6 extra masks for overnight campers) in a sealed plastic bag for replacement during the day, in the event that the one becomes wet or soiled. Face coverings should not be shared with anyone unless in a case of absolute need, which then must be unused and unsoiled. All students and staff are required to wear their masks while on the bus at all times. All parents/guardians are required to wear masks at drop off and pick up of students.
COVID-19: Fever Policy
Students who display temperature readings of 37.5°C or higher will be sent to the Health Office for further assessment. If a student persists to have a high temperature reading they will be required to be picked up from the Health Office as soon as possible. Students will not be allowed to take the school bus home. If parents are unable to collect their child within an hour of notification from the Health Office, alternative arrangements must be made. Students who were sent home due to a fever must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to camp.
COVID-19: Sickness Symptoms
If a student shows COVID-19 symptoms, they will be directed to the Health Office for further assessment. Should the Health Office come to the decision that the student must be sent home, parents will be contacted and will be expected to pick up their child within the hour. All students who were sent home due to sickness symptoms must be symptom-free without medication before returning to camp.
COVID-19 Symptoms include but not limited to:
Fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, pneumonia, fatigue, loss of appetite, phlegm, gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc), confusion, dizziness,
runny nose, stuffy nose, hemoptysis, chest pain, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and dermatological conditions.
COVID-19: Travel Policy
Students who have traveled to external countries will not be permitted to join camp until they have conducted their two week quarantine as mandated by the Korean Government.
All external students will be required to submit the Certificate of Entry and Exit indicating their last entry date into South Korea. SFS students starting Camp SFS Session 1 or 2, who have also been in attendance for the last week of school, will not be required to submit the Certificate of Entry and Exit.
Instructions on how to obtain the Certificate of Entry and Exit:
1. Go to the nearest community center (주민센터) or district town hall (구청) with
one of the required IDs of the student. Acceptable ID: Alien Registration Card
(외국인등록증), Korean ID (주민등록증), Passport (여권)
2. Request for a Certificate of Entry and Exit (출입국에 관한 사실증명서) for the student. Request for a Certificate of Entry and Exit (출입국에 관한 사실증명서) for the student. Update about specific
dates of entry and exit will be released on May 31, 2021.
3. Pay ₩2,000 per certificate in cash or credit card.
4. Send a copy of each certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org with student name
and ID number.
COVID-19: Restricted School Entry
Guards patrol and monitor the campus 24/7 to ensure that ONLY registered SFS faculty and families are on campus. Registered cars will be permitted on campus only during designated pick up and drop off times.
COVID 19: Food Service
All students will be required to wash hands before entering the cafeteria or eating. Students and staff may not share food under any circumstances. Students will be directed to sit socially distanced during lunch and our cafeteria is set up with plexiglass dividers to ensure safe practices are being upheld.
COVID-19: Social Distancing
Students joining camp must practice safe social distancing two weeks prior to the attending session by avoiding all large group gatherings and areas of high density. Should it be discovered that any student willfully engaged in actions that would expose him/her to COVID-19, they will be removed from camp and banned from joining in any future sessions.
Students who are symptomatic or ill may not come to camp until symptom free for three consecutive days without medication. Students may return to camp or receive refunds once they provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test and submit a Medical Certificate (진료확인서) from the doctor or clinic to the Camp SFS Office.