The Camp & Retreat Ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The Camp & Retreat Ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Kentucky’s CRM, Camp & Retreat Ministry, continues to monitor developments of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is what we know:

As of 3/11/2020, there are 8 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. 5 in Harrison County, 2 in Fayette County, and 1 in Jefferson County. We are adjusting our programming, policies and procedures; however, taking into account the guidance of state and national authorities.

If you would like to know more on the situation in Kentucky, see Kentucky Coronavirus Information.

Aldersgate, Kavanaugh, and Loucon are all currently ready to host and meet the needs of our guest groups and campers. We have a list of things that both we and our guests will need to do to help ensure everyone’s safety.

We are asking guests to do the following:

• If you are not well, please stay home.

• If you have recently visited any places on the restricted travel list, please stay home.

Follow all recommended protocols provided by the CDC; CDC Coronavirus Information

What we’re doing:

Kentucky’s CRM already takes multiple precautions to promote a healthy and safe environment on our campuses. We are; however, stepping up effort in many ways:

• Communicating directly with group leaders on the health of incoming guests.

• Providing extra hand sanitizer/washing stations around campus and in our dining room.

• Providing extra antibacterial hand soap in our restrooms.

• Evaluating gathering space and encouraging social distancing.

• Redoubling already diligent efforts to sanitize rooms and public areas.

• Taking precautions in food service, both at serving stations and at the table.

In addition, we are taking steps to encourage the welfare of our employees who, like our guests are regularly instructed to observe and support the steps above.

We will continue to monitor the recommendations of our local Health Departments, The Kentucky Department of Health and Human Services, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We will post updates as we move forward.

We believe our sites to be safe places that are set apart. Spaces that offer the opportunity to be separate from society to refresh and regroup. We believe there are benefits to one’s personal wellbeing received simply be entering into this space. We also recognize the seriousness of the situation. It is our hope that we can offer respite in the midst of the chaos. We also recognize the need for informed decisions to protect those most vulnerable. Pray for us as we continue to discern the best course of action for our ministry.

Finally, we wish to keep all of those in our prayers who have been affected by the Coronavirus.

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