While we learn more and more each day about COVID-19, what we do not know, with any degree of certainty, is how long we will need to social distance to slow the spread of the virus and how any future restrictions may impact camp. Fortunately, we have time on our side before we need to make any big decisions.
The safety of our campers and staff has always been the top priority for BLC. Our health center, led by Melissa Mauer for over 20 years, has had communicable disease plans in place for decades. Living in close proximity as we do, we have had plenty of practice identifying and treating various viruses and illnesses.
Over the next few weeks, our main task is to listen and learn from trusted resources — the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Vermont Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the American Camping Association (ACA).
Our next task is to review our existing communicable disease protocols and plans. As the information surrounding coronavirus becomes more accurate, we will review our existing protocols to make sure that they align with recommendations from the Vermont Health Department and the CDC.