CSI Community Education Center

CSI Community Education Summer Camps COVID-19 Saftey Plan

We will do all camp planning fluidly, knowing that an increase in virus activity could move us to a more strict Idaho Reopens phase and more stringent guidelines from South Central District Health that could result in cancelling or altering these camp and will abide by these changes.


Starting Tuesday, June 1, facial coverings will no longer be required in CSI facilities, which includes Fine Arts events, Community Education Classes, and summer camps. Individuals may certainly continue to wear masks if they wish to do so, and CSI will remain diligent in taking other precautions to limit the spread of the virus, but by the end of May we no longer feel that it will be necessary to require the wearing of masks in CSI facilities because of the availability of the vaccine

Distancing Protocols

  • Parents will be given all of the Covid safety protocol prior to camp and will be asked to review the rules with their children prior to drop-off. Camp faculty and staff will discuss social distancing with students and teach and reinforce hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Distancing will be maintained as much as possible, classes will be taken outside when appropriate, and activities with large gatherings will be avoided.
  • The Theater Camp end-of-camp production will be held in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, which allows seating for 925 patrons. Each camper will be allowed two audience members, who will be required to sit every other row and with two empty seats between each couple. This will allow for the proper distancing for the forecasted 200 audience members in the 925 seat venue for the regular camp and 70 for the junior camp. The shows will be limited to 30 minutes in length.
  • Camp check-ins will be moved outside when possible with multiple check=in tables for large camps. Signage will be placed to remind parents to keep their distance from other parents. Staff will be on hand to help ensure the distancing is kept.

Exposure or Symptoms

  • Individuals who exhibit signs of an infection the week of the camp should stay home for the rest of the camp.
  • Should the symptoms develop at camp, the student will be isolated until he or she can be picked up.

Food and Beverages

  • Students will be asked to not bring any snacks to the camp
  • For Theater Camp, the only camp that has a lunch break, students will be escorted outside to eat on the CSI lawn
  • Students will be asked to bring their own water bottles to camp
  • Water bottle stations will be cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • If a half-day camp features snacks provided by the camp, campers will be escorted outside to eat
  • Kitchen Academy students will eat their completed dishes outside

Signs and Messages

  • Covid-safety signs will be posted in highly visible locations (e.g., at entrances and exits, in hallways, and in restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs such as by properly washing hands, properly wearing a mask, and going home if sick.
  • Six foot positioning distancing signs will be placed for the check-in processes.


  • Classroom doors will be kept open whenever possible to minimize the use of doorknobs by staff and students and to help with airflow.
  • When possible, classes will be taken outside.
  • Ventilation systems have been adjusted to bring in more outside air at all times heating and cooling systems are operating. Systems are programmed to start operating several hours before buildings are occupied.
  • HVAC air filters have been upgraded from MERV 8 to MERV 13.
  • There are 300 dry hydrogen peroxide machines deployed on campus (approximately 1 for every 3,300 sf of indoor space). They provide a concentration of individual O2H2 molecules in the air that destroy viruses in the air and on surfaces.


Cleaning Throughout the Day

  • Check all soap dispensers to make sure they are supplied with soap.
  • Check paper towel dispensers throughout the day to make sure they are adequately supplied
  • Check all hand sanitizer dispensers in hallways and classrooms to make sure they are supplied with hand sanitizer
  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day as needed in each building.

Daily Cleaning - Classroom

  • Empty all trash and replace liners as needed
  • Clean whiteboards (Use proper whiteboard cleaner)
  • Disinfect sinks, countertops, and all hard surfaces. (approved disinfectant)

Daily Cleaning - Restrooms

  • Clean toilets and urinals with toilet bowl cleaner. (nightly)
  • Clean and disinfect sinks, walls behind sinks, and stall doors. (nightly)
  • Sweep and mop with disinfectant. (nightly)
  • Clean all mirrors with window cleaner. (nightly)

Daily Cleaning - Hallways

  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces. (nightly)
  • Sweep or vacuum hallways. (nightly)
  • Teachers and staff will wipe down hard surfaces, manipulatives, supplies, etc. throughout the day and between camps with disinfectant and limit shared items that may be difficult to clean or disinfect.
  • The CSI Maintenance staff will support healthy hygiene by providing supplies including soap, paper towels, toilet tissues, and disinfecting wipes
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are placed in high traffic areas in each building on campus.