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Reminder: No Meeting / No COH Tonight - 3-16-2020

posted Mar 16, 2020, 12:59 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 7, 2020, 9:47 PM ]
On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 3:44 PM <> wrote:
Scouts & Parents
The Day trip scheduled for this weekend and the Court of Honor scheduled for Monday March 16, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. Stay Safe.

Please see below some excerpts from a GNYC email that may be helpful to you and your family.

As you are likely aware, the tri-state area, and largely the entire country, is preparing for an outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The Greater New York Councils staff are monitoring the situation closely. We are operating as usual but are also working on contingency plans for programming and other events to be prepared for changing circumstances. We are actively following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), and local health departments where our camps and office are based, so we can respond quickly to any shifts in their recommendations.
Public health authorities’ current guidance does not include closures or cancellations of functions such as the program events that are scheduled across our council and camps. As always, participation in Scout activities is up to the discretion of parents and guardians and of unit leaders. While our facilities are operating as usual, we are also working on contingency plans for program and camp events to be prepared for changing circumstances.
For the protection of the community, please follow the CDC guidance and ensure that Scouts and adults stay home when sick and do not attend Scouting activities. Sick is defined by the CDC as having a temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C), not feeling well, or appearing weak or ill. 
Please follow all of the steps recommended by the CDC
(see The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses:
·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
·         Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand). Then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. 
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
·         Avoid contact with people who are sick. Do not attend Scouting activities when you are sick.
·         Stay home when you are sick, with temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C) or do not feel well, appear weak or ill 
·         Consult your health care provider if you have special health conditions that put you at increased risk.