- Summer day and residential bridge programs may be offered in person, but youth summer camps for children under age 16 should not be offered in person, unless express permission has been granted by executive level leadership. A bridge program is defined as an on-campus opportunity enabling high school students or newly admitted UNM students to learn about the university and to transition successfully to the university. Units designing summer day and residential bridge programs should:
- encourage vaccination among participants;
- use a tracking sheet to register attendance and participant symptoms: https://hr.unm.edu/docs/hr/symptom-screening-questionnaire.pdf;
- maintain mask-wearing, 6- foot social distancing, and limit group sizes indoors (33% maximum capacity) and outdoors (relative to NM DoH turquoise to red county level guidance);
- avoid vehicle sharing;
- communicate with program participants and parents/guardians of minors that the program may move to remote delivery at any time to protect the health of participants;
- communicate with program participants and parents/guardians of minors that UNM does not bear responsibility for testing, vaccination, or treatment of program participants;
- be prepared to arrange for a participant experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to leave the program, to move the program to remote delivery, to communicate with participants and parents/guardians of minors about appropriate health precautions and the reasons for shifting to remote delivery.
Units are encouraged to delay summer day and residential bridge programs until July. Participants in residential programs must follow UNM Housing COVID-19 safety procedures.