Dear Camp Families,

We understand that many families have questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact Camp JORI this upcoming season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations. Please click on the following link to stay updated https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to report that the immediate risk to the general public remains low at this time. As with seasonal flu and strep infections, there are general precautions we can all take to remain as healthy as possible:

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. You can also cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid sharing drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, dishes, towels or other items. Wash these items thoroughly with soap and water after use.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick whenever possible.
Practice other good health habits: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving situation that we are following closely and will continue to update you as information is shared with us. Please rest assured that we are monitoring these health concerns. We are in close communication with the local Board of Health, The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), as well as pediatric health care providers in the community. Our Facilities Team is vigilantly sanitizing our camp spaces. We are following all recommended guidelines to ensure the safety of our campers and staff.

We remain deeply committed to camper and staff wellness and will continue to share new information with you, as necessary, about this evolving situation via the website.

Sincerely,

Rich Blank

Camp JORI Board President