Calvert Nature Society is taking all necessary measures to protect public health and welfare. Please continue to follow basic preventive actions that protect your health and decrease the chances that you will spread infection of any kind to our more vulnerable friends, neighbors and loved ones.
The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. However, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in camp programs or accessing Society facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Society in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in Society programs or accessing park facilities.
Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
Effective on October 1, 2021, during programs sponsored by Calvert Nature Society which are designed for children under the age of 18 years the policy for masks is 1) while in buildings regardless of vaccination status all adult participants and children above the age of 2 years old are required to wear a face covering; 2) for programs that take place outdoors, and physical distancing of at least 3 feet is practical, masks are highly recommended, but not required; and 3) when physical distancing cannot be maintained participants are to wear a face covering. For programs designed for adults, masks are highly recommended, but not required. Program participants must provide their own masks which must comply with the requirements set forth herein. READ THE FULL POLICY
Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, each individual, or if under 18 a parent or Guardian, will complete a participant waiver which requires that all participants agree to follow the following procedures established by the Society.
I am aware that while participating in a program or activity arranged by the Calvert Nature Society (hereinafter known as “Society”), certain risks and dangers may be present, including but not limited to those generally associated with certain activities, accidents, illness, and forces of nature. I agree to indemnify and defend the Calvert Nature Society and hold it harmless from and against any and all claims, suits, damages, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees and the Society’s costs of defense in connection with the loss of life, personal or bodily injury and/or damage to or loss of property that arises from the participation in a Society sponsored program except to the extent that such loss or damage is occasioned by the negligent act or omission of the Society, its officers, agents or employees and no negligence on the part of the Participant. The Society has my consent to secure treatment at the closest hospital in the event of a medical emergency.
The Society has evaluated activities and programs to determine if they can be run safely while providing the quality environmental and nature program we have come to expect. Some programs have been canceled, some indoor programs have been rescheduled to outdoor locations, and other have been modified with activities that can be done following distancing and grouping guidelines. Screening, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick, and getting tested are all part of maintaining a safe program. To ensure the safety of program participants and naturalists, we will: