This answer is subject to change. We will keep you updated as we make revisions. For now, National Park Service guidance for mask usage inside federal buildings, as of May 15, 2021, indicates “Individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated are required to wear masks inside federal buildings” per executive order 13991 and the current Superintendent’s Compendium.”
As of May 20th, our policy is based upon NPS guidance and the vaccination status and eligibility of our participants.
For Youth Programs (including summer camps): Taking into consideration that youth may not be eligible to receive the vaccine, we will implement a mask policy for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, for all indoor activities. (Masks may be removed while eating at tables). Residents in our dorms will not be required to sleep in masks, but will be asked to wear masks in shared spaces of the dorms (like bathrooms). Our staff will also be asked to wear masks indoors.
We request adherence to our policy regardless of vaccination status. Like you, we are tired of wearing masks. We recognize that most of our time is spent outdoors, and therefore the mask policy is only specific to small portions of our day. Thank you for your understanding as we work to make our indoor spaces less risky for all.