When registering for YXL West 2022, please be aware of the COVID-19 protocols. YXL follows  the guidelines established by Silver Cliff Ranch. Silver Cliff Ranch’s detailed COVID-19 protocols are available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/2s4emwdb

We desire for everyone to arrive at YXL healthy so we can enjoy the week without disruption. To facilitate a COVID-free conference, we are strongly recommending that attendees:

  • be free of common COVID-19 symptoms for four (4) days prior to camp. Common symptoms include:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • receive a negative COVID-19 antigen rapid test or PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at camp OR be fully vaccinated.

What if someone develops symptoms while traveling to YXL?

As mentioned above, altitude sickness can manifest some of the same symptoms as COVID, as can seasonal allergies, a cold or a stomach bug. If you or someone in your group develops symptoms while traveling please notify the nurse on arrival. She will evaluate and determine if it is likely just altitude or if a test is recommended.

If you develop symptoms during YXL

Let the camp nurse know. She will assess and determine if a test is recommended.

SCR will contact the parent of anyone under 18 and request permission to administer a test. SCR uses an Antigen rapid test (Abbot BinaxNow). SCR is required to follow this rapid test with a PCR test regardless of the result of the rapid test.

Isolation for people with a Positive COVID-19 test result

If someone has suspected symptoms and a positive test result, they will be moved to a cabin where they can stay in isolation. While in isolation SCR will provide meals and any other needs. The nurse will don full PPE and continue regular care and checks at least twice per day. Care will be provided in consultation with Dr. Hartsell.

After 5 days a person may leave isolation after receiving a negative antigen rapid test.

Transportation Home for Students with COVID-19

We understandably cannot send a person with active COVID-19 home in a vehicle with other participants. In the event a student is not cleared from the 5 day isolation protocols for a positive test before the end of the week, a parent or guardian will need to come get them in a vehicle.

We recognize this would be a tremendous inconvenience but we have not other options.

If you are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19

SCR requires everyone who has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual to wear a mask for 10 days while monitoring for symptoms, even if they have been vaccinated or had prior COVID-19 infection (per CDC guidance). Those who have been exposed may also be required to quarantine if not fully vaccinated (per Colorado Public Health Guidance).

Please bring a well fitting mask with at least two layers in case it’s needed. We will provide masks to anyone who needs one and didn’t bring one.

If you have to cancel because of COVID-19

We will provide a full refund to anyone who has to cancel due to their own COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the start of camp.

Other Illnesses

If someone tests negative for both the COVID-19 antigen and PCR tests, the nurse will be able to provide over-the-counter medications and the symptomatic person would need to use their best judgment to avoid passing the potential illness along to anyone else. In cases where isolation is needed (intestinal virus etc.) SCR will provide a cabin where the person can isolate to avoid infecting other people in his/her cabin.