This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Make sure the camp you choose has precautions in place to keep your allergic camper safe
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 5, 2021) – If last summer you had to forgo summer camp for your child with allergies or asthma due to COVID-19 restrictions, know that the CDC just released guidelines to help protect campers from COVID-19. But what about keeping your child safe from allergy and asthma triggers?
“Parents of kids with allergies and asthma have lots to think about this summer as they consider summer camp,” says allergist Luz Fonacier, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “The CDC has issued guidelines for keeping campers and staff protected from COVID-19. At the same time, camps still need to make sure measures are in place in case a camper has an allergic reaction or an asthma flare.”
Below are five suggestions from ACAAI on how to keep your camper healthy this summer as they head off to the great outdoors, either miles away from home or at the park down the street.
To guarantee a great summer for your child, do some advance planning to make sure the camp you select can meet medical needs while allowing for a great camping experience. To find an allergist in your area, use the ACAAI allergist locator.