Camp Joy COVID-19 Response

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We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and how it affects our community and participant experience. Safety is our priority during this rapidly evolving situation. We are aligning our response to the guidance of Ohio Governor DeWine, the Warren County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Camp Joy programs for the remainder of March and April are being rescheduled. We are working diligently with our program clients to make those transitions as seamless as possible. At this time, programs scheduled in late May and beyond, including summer camp programming, are on as planned pending further guidance from government and health officials. Camp Joy will communicate any change to that course of action immediately to our program clients and participants.

As we look to the future we are taking the following actions to ensure the safety of our program participants and staff:

 Making individual program decisions based on our clients’ needs and guidance from government and public health officials.

 Emphasizing thorough hand-washing throughout the day across our campus and modifying dining hall procedures to increase sanitization before and after each meal.

 Continuing our standard twice daily restroom cleaning with additional cleanings as warranted by use.

 Increasing disinfection of equipment and program spaces.

 Asking those who are unwell or are high risk to stay home. The CDC considers the following populations at risk: people 60 and older; people with underlying health conditions including heart disease lung disease or diabetes, people who have weakened immune systems; people who are pregnant; and those who have been to or through the CDC-identified Level III countries/areas—who have not undergone the 14-day quarantine period.

COVID-19 is already proving to have a significant impact on our communities. Camp Joy is committed to keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy. Should your school/business/organization have concerns, please reach out to us. We are happy to provide rebooking options for a time later in 2020.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we listen to our public health officials and organizational partners, and determine the best way to continue serving people during this time. Updates on Camp Joy’s evolving position on COVID-19 will be communicated through our social media channels and on our website. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Eismeier, Executive Director at 513.509.9959 or jeneismeier@camp-joy.org with questions or concerns.

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