COVID Protocols

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

Updated: February 9, 2023

Drupal Camp Asheville Expectations of Mutual Respect & Care for All

We're excited that Drupal Camp Asheville will once again be an in-person event for 2023! Our event will be held at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and we will be following their COVID-19 protocols.

The distribution of vaccines and boosters has been successful, with nearly 80% of our country receiving at least one dose. Additionally, 95% of the population now have high levels of immunity due to vaccination and past COVID-19 infections, or both. Our healthcare facilities’ capacity for outpatient treatment has expanded, and home test kits allow for rapid identification of cases.

At UNC Asheville, masks continue to be encouraged yet optional in all University buildings. We will continue to follow UNC System guidance on masking policies as well as all state and county guidelines on masking.

Out of respect for each individual’s personal choice, attendees of Drupal Camp Asheville are reminded to be respectful of the choice to wear or not wear a mask in any situation. All are encouraged to decide what is best for their health and personal circumstances, also being mindful of the needs of others (i.e., children who cannot get vaccines or elders in residence).

Vaccines are readily available and continue to be a safe and effective method to prevent the progression of severe disease. Receiving a vaccine or booster is not required but is encouraged.

The Agreement

As members of this community, we care about everyone.

As attendees of Drupal Camp Asheville, we have chosen to be a part of the UNC Asheville community and we understand that our actions to follow health and safety practices will impact the health and safety of others.

We recognize that not all populations are impacted equally and agree to take care to protect vulnerable populations such as people 65 years and older, people who are immunocompromised, people with asthma or diabetes, and Black, Hispanic, and Latinx communities.

Our shared commitment is to take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19 while following all recommended health guidelines.

As an attendee of Drupal Camp Asheville, I agree to:

  • Wash my hands frequently following CDC standards and to use the hand sanitizer that will be available throughout campus.
  • Be considerate of individual choice to wear or not wear a mask in any situation; wear a mask when and where encouraged, following guidelines and precautions outlined by the CDC.
  • Follow physical distancing and room or building capacity guidelines as appropriate.
  • Monitor any symptoms as outlined by the CDC, stay home if I have symptoms, get tested as needed.
  • Consult with a medical professional if I show symptoms and follow isolation and quarantine protocols as needed.

Sick, been exposed, or awaiting test results?

  • Quarantining or isolating when infection is suspected, when exposure is suspected, and/or while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
    • If a participant has been fully vaccinated and is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, the participant does not need to quarantine unless symptoms are present, at which time a COVID test should be administered.
    • If a test is positive, the participant cannot return to the camp and must leave campus as soon as possible.
  • Reporting illness, suspected COVID-19 exposure, or a positive COVID-19 test to the camp using our anonymous COVID-19 Positive Report Form.

As protocols change or new circumstances develop, we will update this page with the latest information. We reserve the right to deny entrance to camp if an attendee refuses to follow the protocols in place.

Let's all do our part and have a great and safe camp.

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