COVID-19 frequently asked questions
Screening and COVID-19 testing
What screening is required to ensure it’s safe for my child able to attend a program?
All staff and participants must complete the MB COVID-19 shared health screening tool prior to attending any program.
Please refer to University of Manitoba's coronavirus website for further safety measures and information.
What if my child develops symptoms while participating in a program?
If a participant/ athlete complains of any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 while a part of our programs, their parent/ guardian will be notified immediately.
They will be permitted to participate in programs again once a negative COVID-19 test result has been reported AND their symptoms are improving.
What do I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
Please share with us the news of the positive test as soon as possible:
204-474-7279 or email@example.com.
Participants and their families will be required to follow the advice of Public Health as it relates to their return to camp.
Call Health Links – Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll free at 1-888-315-9257 for further guidance.
What happens if a child at camp tests positive for COVID-19?
Manitoba Public health will guide our contract tracing and families will be notified when required.
Information regarding positive cases and potential exposures will be shared with the child's main contact as identified on the participants’ personal information form. Confidentiality of personal information will be protected and no identifying information will be shared when communicating a positive case at camp.
Masks and sanitization
Are masks mandatory for staff and campers?
COVID-19 mask protocols:
Mini U & Junior Bisons summer camp participants (and their guardians) are exempt from the current University of Manitoba mask policy. All members of our team will continue wearing masks indoors when not engaging in physical activity and we strongly encourage participants to do the same.
Evening and weekend program participants (including swimming lessons), and guardians will be required to continue to wear a 3-ply mask when not participating in physical activity.
Sanitization stations are available at building entrances and exits.
All group use equipment (i.e. dodgeballs, gaming system controllers etc) will be sanitized after each use.
In the event that programs are not permitted to run full refunds will be issued to the original method of payment.
Visit our policies page for more information.