Quest Diagnostics Back to Camp Testing Program

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Summer is coming, and a lot of people are wondering whether the fun and adventure of summer camp will be coming along with it.

Many administrators, staff, parents, and campers are uncertain about how COVID-19 might impact their summer camp plans.

Fortunately, Quest Diagnostics can help clear a path to safer reopenings. With the easy-to-use Back to Camp program, Quest helps camps easily monitor their COVID-19 status to help minimize the spread of infection, so kids and staff can enjoy camp all summer long.

Quest works with administrators to develop on-site testing and strategies that help your campers get back to camp more safely. And by helping administrators better understand the risk of exposure and providing them the tools to operationalize testing strategies, the Back to Camp program can help restore and sustain the summer camp experience.

Here’s How the Back to Camp Program Works

Quest’s Back to Camp testing solutions are designed to help summer camps easily monitor their COVID-19 status. Equipped with this information, camps can quickly implement additional mitigation strategies, including quarantining, contact tracing, and other methods designed to help minimize the spread of infection.

Every camp’s approach will vary based on the unique circumstances of the local community. Quest has developed an approach designed to empower camps with the tests, tools, and techniques they need to quickly identify and mitigate risk of COVID-19.

A Comprehensive Program from a Recognized Leader

Quest Diagnostics is leading the way in COVID-19 testing, having processed tens of millions of COVID-19 tests across the nation. And Quest has pioneered similar testing programs for K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities.

The comprehensive Back to Camp program provides:

  • Standardized protocols designed to quickly identify asymptomatic staff and campers
  • At-camp/at-home self-collection kits
  • Transportation of samples via a mail courier, such as FedEx, or Quest Diagnostics courier
  • Step-by-step program implementation guide and support materials
  • Video training and expert support
  • Educational videos and materials for staff, parents, and campers
  • Rapid, online results reporting

Bottom line? Camps can help minimize the spread of infection with the easy-to-use, easy-to-monitor Back to Camp program. Let the learning, the fun, and the memory-making begin again!

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