March 18, 2020
Without question, COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind these days. We are living in unprecedented times with many unknowns. With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve almost hourly, we are monitoring the situation and responding according to the direction of the Province of Manitoba and Public Health Agency of Canada. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our campers, staff and community and we are committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment that does not put anyone at undue risk.
As such, effective immediately, we are cancelling all spring bookings until April 15, 2020. We will continue to be in close communication with public health officials and will make adjustments as additional COVID 19 guidance is provided.
Because camp happens in close community, it has been our practice to take great care in developing and maintaining disease management protocols to address a variety of communicable diseases, both common and rare. We believe that prevention is one of the best lines of defense and regularly remind all campers and staff of the importance of good hygiene and sanitation practices.
As an extra precaution, we will be installing additional hygiene stations and will undergo aggressive daily cleaning and disinfecting practices to minimize the spread of disease. These screening, cleaning and disinfection policies will be updated as recommended by Manitoba Public Health.
Please know that we are working on keeping up to date on gathering information relevant to camp operations as a precaution and it is unknown at this time what the situation will be like over the next month or two. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make decisions based on the recommendations and best practices as necessary.
We have included links for more general information concerning COVID-19 and the recommendations and responses related to the virus:
Manitoba Health: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html
Canada Public Health Agency: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/