Covid19 mitigation protocols
There is a lot of information and we are updating as we learn, so i will be doing a quick and dirty cut and paste from the information we have been providing on Fetlife.
Keeping Clean, ..or the new normal protocols
by FetCamp 1 day ago
We have been working day and night trying to formulate an appropriate risk mitigation policy here at FetCamp and we have a rough draft ready for you.
This protocol has been made with the assistance of our on-staff risk mitigation liaison. To give you an idea of how seriously we consider the health and safety of our guests ill give you his background.
He is a Facilities Manager, with over 25 years experience in healthcare, he holds state professional licensure and has attended CDC, OSHA, and manufacturers training related to PPE and Facilities Cleaning & Disinfecting equipment, protocols and procedures. During this crisis he Coordinated with Industrial Hygienists, infection control consultants and medical personnel to devise proactive infection mitigation protocols. Our on-staff risk mitigation liaison is a manager within a decision tree that has exposed him to some of the best practices, lessons learned and proven processes that decrease hazards and exposures to bacteria and viruses.
We know there are risks in everything we do, and that includes camp, but we have faith that the collective "we" can make our own educated choices, assess our own risks and protect our friends.
We intend to follow all government recommendations in place for mid July, and fully expect you folks to follow them as well as well.
One of the first things we have done to mitigate risk is limiting our size. We are limiting our population at camp to around 1/3ish capacity. this is a difficult number to arrive at because , well, it is mostly an outdoor camp. We are also limiting the amount of people to a cabin. As of today the local restaurant is allowed a 50% capacity, we are planning on less than 50% regardless of what is "allowed". Unless you are part of a family group that has requested to be together we will stick to this guideline.
We have eliminated presenters who would have had to travel a great distance for everyone's safety and have taken this opportunity to feature more local presenters. Classes will be held outdoors in open tented spaces without walls.
We will follow mask recommendations set in place by the state. Currently if you are not with your family we ask that you wear a mask if you are within 6 feet of another person. We will have plenty of masks on hand but recommend you bring what you find most comfortable. Masks are not required while eating and playing, similar to real world rules at the gym or diner.
With regard to meal time we have lowered our population and will increase the distance between tables allowing you to further social distance, we will ask that you not form a line while waiting for food, we will call up your table and serve you individually.
We are increasing our play space adding many more outdoor and tented options so there will be less congestion, and ask that just like from the "before time" you not be a creeper and watch from a safe distance. We have moved activities that were planned for our indoor space to a tent so we can spread out. The semi indoor space is a tougher call. with 3 double doors, 3 single doors and 10 windows it is practically outdoors with almost opened space s there is wall space. We call it an inside space, we will allow only the appropriate amount of folks inside as recommended by the state on a SQ ft basis, currently that's 12 people. So be a voyeur from the windows.
At the moment we have dedicated three people with the sole responsibility to sanitize surfaces. We are working with our compliance officer to work out a tight bathroom cleaning schedule including sanitizing all surfaces . We will have a sanitizing solution available for you to spray down showers and surfaces on your own after you use the space to help us all remain safer. We appreciate your help!
As usual we will have sanitizing materials in place near play equipment for your use before and after use. Same deal as any other day, Keep it clean Folks.
We are asking cabin dwellers to maintain the space on their own and remind guests the bunkhouse is for residents ONLY. This allows us to maintain multiple Zones of Control, to limit close and continuing contact."
There will be plenty of posted signage to remind you of these rules.
We are reminding you that if you feel you are at risk or may be a risk to others, please stay home. NO this isn't abelist speak, it simply a reminder that you are your best advocate for safey! We will be sending out a reminder to stay home a few days before the event. We want you to all feel comfortable and safe attending, and money should not come into play. If you need to cancel at the last min, let me know and we will work it out.
If someone becomes ill, and you confirm it isn't just con-crud, let us know as soon as possible. We will abide by all regulations regarding notification, and NO there is no reason do disclose the nature of our gathering. The concern is who you were with not what you were doing.
Remember we are blazing the trail and there are many folks watching. Lets take this opportunity to build a new normal, protect and educate our peers, and have fun. Remember Masks are sexy and social distancing is really all about voyeurism.
Since bathrooms are a concern we will be posting our bathroom cleaning protocol in the next post.
Note that things are in flux, things change, and this is a living document. For now this is what we have in place.
Bathroom fun ! ...how we work for your safety
by FetCamp 1 day ago
Please note, cleaning and disinfecting is a two-step process for all spaces. First, we clean filth off of the surface using household cleaners. Then, we disinfect with chemicals that are authorized by the manufacturer for that purpose. The Medical Officer will have copies of the Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals and will be kept aware of the cleaning schedules and procedures. Medical Officer will also train the cleaning personnel in the proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (gloves, goggles and mask).
No congregating in the restrooms. Do what you gotta do, then get out. Wash your hands.
Limit the number of people in the restroom at any one time. Restrooms are not a play space, if you dont need to be there, go someplace else...
Keep the restroom entry door and windows open at all times. Exhaust fans should remain on.
Restroom Deep Cleaning (for restrooms A and B), will be done at least 6 times per day. Early morning 0600, mid morning 1000, around noon, mid afternoon 1500, evening 1800 and at night 2100.
a. Restroom will be closed for about 30 to 45 minutes. Only applies to one restroom at a time.
b. Floors will be mopped and all surfaces will be cleaned.
c. Soap dispensers and paper towels will be refilled.
d. Any personal items left in the restrooms will be removed from the restroom/ Thrown Away. Including personal soap, toothbrushes, shampoo and towels. Cleaners are there to clean ALL of the surfaces, anything that gets in the way... goes.
e. The final step is disinfection. A cordless electrostatic fogger will be used to spray every indoor surface with a low toxicity, pH neutral disinfectant. This must be allowed to air dry completely before the restroom can be allowed to re-open.
f. The fogger operator is required to wear all PPE and shower following each use.
Intermediate disinfection should be done every 3 hours while the restroom is open for use.
a. Initiate deep cleaning if necessary.
b. Cleaning personnel, wear PPE. Wipe all high touch surfaces with an approved cleaning wipe or spray. Door knobs, toilet flush handles, soap dispensers, etc.
c. Check the status of paper towels and soap dispensers. Refill if necessary.
d. Clean mirrors with windex.
e. Spray shower stalls with approved low-toxicity cleaner.
f. Dry mop the floors.
… the cabins will be sanitized with that crazy electrostatic fogger as well before you get here. we will be posting further protocols for the dining tents and play tents shortly, I know this makes for riveting reading and you just cant wait.
and wash ya damn hands !
how to keep clean ....while dirty
by FetCamp 1 day ago
Hi Campers, yet another exciting instalment of the hygiene chronicles ..or is it protocols
Our cracker jack risk mitigation team has been hard at work and here are the fruits of their labor. Remember that we are trying to figure this out as we go along, there is no playbook for "best practices" so we are doing our best to mitigate risk and provide "pretty damn good practices" since the only 100% sure way to remain safe is to live in a bubble and not go out for groceries, or order take out. We are doing our best to set in place new standards and when this is all over you can expect us to publish an after action review, to let you know how well this all worked and perhaps we all can learn and grow going forward.
with regard to cabins:
Cabins are for cabin residents only, please respect your cabin mates and keep the riff-raff waiting outside while you change into your killer latex outfit.
The cabins have air conditioning, We ask that you not bring additional fans to circulate the air. If you bring a window fan it should be pushing the air out of the room, not sucking it in.
Cabin cleaning and disinfecting:
Prior to our guests moving in.
a. Cleaning crew will clean the A/C filters. Wash down with approved detergent and water.
b. Clean inside windows with Windex
c. Leave windows open
d. Clean and disinfect door knobs.
d. We will Leave disinfectant wipes, but encourage you to bring your own stash
e. Disinfect all surfaces with misting equipment.
f. allow disinfectant to air dry.
Please note we have purchased many bright blue covered trash cans and have distributed them outside of the cabins for you to use. please take your trash and "personal" items to the trash rather then letting them pile up inside the cabin. Be respectful of your cabin mates and they are less likely to snore, its a fact, google it !
At the end of your stay we ask that you remove everything , your stuff, their stuff, trash, sun glasses, pie, condoms, slaves and leave the place as clean as you found it.
At end of camp, after guests leave. Cleaners wearing PPE.
a. Bag up any remaining/ forgotten personal items. (Hefty bags, 30gal, heavy duty). Once bag is sealed it will not be reopened for 72 hours.
b. Turn off A/C.
c. Clean A/C filter.
d. Close windows.
e. Disinfect with Misting equipment.
f. Allow disinfectant to air dry.
We are working on our dining tent protocol next, Ill bet you cant wait.
Love and Kisses
and the Risk Mitigation/Hygiene Compliance officer
Remember at FetCamp, YOU are welcome
……...just leave the cooties at home
explain this sexy fogger, does it make sexy fog?
by FetCamp 1 day ago
So what's the latest method of sanitizing a surface you ask...
Only the best for FetCamp Guests. We are bringing in the big guns for pre. post, and mid camp cleaning. Electrostatic spraying equipment is sexy! It basically atomizes and applies a static charge to a liquid detergent. How and why it is a great way to protect our guests explained below, so lets lead with science and learn some facts. Trust me, facts are SEXY!!!
Electrostatics is a branch of physics that studies the phenomena and properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charges. Electrostatic phenomena is easily demonstrated when lint is attracted to clothes, or when dust clings to a TV screen. These descriptions are examples of Coulomb’s law. Coulomb’s law states that opposite electrical charges attract and like charges repel. Electrostatic spraying has been used for many decades in painting and agriculture. ---- uses this same process to apply a charge to the liquid droplets as they are formed and just before the droplets leave the spray nozzle. These “super-charged” droplets then actively seek out negative or neutral surfaces. What’ more, as the droplets leave the nozzle, the charged droplets repel one another, keeping them from coming together and forming larger droplets. Interestingly, because of the electrostatic charge, droplets “wrap” around surfaces providing an even, consistent surface coverage. This in turn offers the best chance of eliminating viral contamination on all surfaces.
Why do we go to such lengths to protect our guests? because we love your kinky faces and want to not only let you know YOU are welcome, but we truly want to welcome you in a safer way.
remember campers Science is fun!
how do i put a fork into my face if i am wearing a mask?
by FetCamp about 8 hours ago
another exciting instalment of risk mitigation bingo
With regard to meal prep:
Our meal team captain come to us with years of experience in a commercial kitchen and will handle sanitation of the meal prep area in acordance with normal meal prep protocols, not a lot has changed in the actual kitchen regarding mitigation, we always strive to have a a clean and healthy kitchen. The changes come about in the serving and eating spaces, so we will touch on them here.
Pre event / pre meal Cleaning and disinfection...
Before each meal/snack. Cleaning crew cleans then disinfects tables and chairs.
a. Clean. Spray and wipe with peroxide or ammonia based cleaner. Not bleach.
b. Disinfect. Fogger over all table and seating surfaces. If the weather dictates that we have walls on the tent, we will fog the entirety of the enclosed space.
enjoy your tasty meal, did I mention a pig roast on Sat night, bring a toga and wine!
Seating must be done with social distancing in mind. We will have two large 20x30 tents with plenty of tables and seats spread out allowing you to socially distance yourselves easily, or you can take your meal to the open field and relax in the sun.
Folks must wash hands before eating.... How do we accomplish this, assembly line style, with Alcohol gel sanitizer available in the dining area. And lets not forget that simple soap and water is great for breaking down the virus regardless of sanitizer use.
We will ask you to come early and find a seat, we will call you up in small groups to approach the serving area where we will handle the scooping and plating of your meal to minimize many hands touching the serving utensils. We ask that you are masked while in line for food. Our serving staff will be gloved, masked , and wearing at least three condoms for your protection.
after your meal, we ask you to buss your plates to the waiting trash cans.
Post meal or between seating, we will Repeat the above steps 1 a and b.
Yes we realize that this is not fun, but we are trying to build a "safer" protocol for going forward with this style of event. Again, we thank you all in advance for helping keep our community safe and healthy. It takes a village, and I am its idiot !
Remember, at FetCamp YOU are welcome!