Dr. Anthony Fauci strongly hinted that the guidance will be updated this week, saying he didn't want to get ahead of the CDC, but they "will be coming out with updating their guidelines of what people who are vaccinated can do and even some who are not vaccinated".
Using well-fitting cloth masks with two or more layers of fabric is preferred, said the CDC, and staff and campers should have more than one mask on hand each day so they can replace a dirty mask with a clean one.
Sports and athletic activities should be outdoors and masks should be worn, the CDC says, and campers should avoid close contact or indoors sports. It emphasizes the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
Masks should be worn by everyone in camp facilities, except when taking part in activities like eating, drinking or swimming.More news: Biden set to declare atrocities committed against Armenia were genocide
Campers outside of a cohort should always maintain at least six feet of distance, the CDC guidance said, and that same distance should be maintained between campers and staff.
He went on to say that new guidance from the CDC is forthcoming.
Camp policies must promote physical distancing indoors and outdoors in line with the current recommendations for K-12 schools, the guidance adds.
Coronavirus is almost 19 more likely to spread indoors compared to outside, and fewer than 10 percent of Covid infections had been contracted indoors as of a November Journal of Infectious Diseases study.More news: Premier Ford promising paid sick leave
"But when you look around at the commonsense situation, obviously, the risk is really very low, particularly if you are vaccinated", he added.
It also suggests modifying a number of activities and traditions for safety's sake, such as avoiding group activities where distance can not be maintained, limiting nonessential visits from other individuals and organizations, and performing activities such as singing and chanting outdoors only.
Updated guidance for overnight camps also suggests staff, volunteers, campers and family members get vaccinated against Covid-19.
It also outlines steps campers should take before their arrival, such as quarantining in line with travel guidance and getting either vaccinated or tested within a certain time frame.More news: Deadly blast at Pakistan hotel hosting China ambassador, says official