How We Are Approaching the Coronavirus Outbreak
Originally Sent to Enrolled Parents on 2/27/20
Dear Camp Granite Lake Parent:
I woke up this morning, turned to my wife, and asked “How do you think we should approach all that’s happening with coronavirus?”
Ali is a pediatrician who works in the hospital setting, and has always been a great advisor to me on how to approach child and community health at camp. (You can read my story of how she guided us to be one of the first camps in the country to require immunizations here.) And, I think she is more reliable and much calmer than anything in the news or social media!
Knowing that this is all going to evolve quickly, here is what we are planning to do in the short-term:
- speak with local experts in pediatric infectious disease about how to apply what is known (and unknown) to the camp community and environment
- continue to engage with the American Camp Association, whose CEO just sent a small group of us a draft email with an update about where their efforts are going to be concentrated
- closely monitor the progress of the disease, and, like you, pay attention to CDC recommendations and guidance
- communicate with our partners at the Jefferson County health department, who we have worked closely with before and with whom we have a great relationship
And, finally, we plan to continue to give regular updates to you, our community of camp parents, with what we learn and how it might affect all of our summer plans!
Thank you for your trust in us,
-Tommy Feldman, Owner and Director