The Longs Peak Council is closely monitoring the news about the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. Our primary concern is to ensure the health and safety of our Scouts, families, volunteers, and staff. Currently, all Scouting activities are continuing as planned. Should recommendations from local health departments change, we will review those recommendations and inform you of any changes.We encourage you to take standard precautions outlined by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you are ill.We encourage units to be proactive while planning Scout activities. Some important precautions to remember:
- Scouts or adults that have a fever of 100.4 or greater, vomiting, or diarrhea should stay home from any and all activities.
- Have any Scouts or adults had any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours?
- Unexplained extreme fatigue or muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Open sore
If the participant has any two (or more) of these symptoms—he or she should stay home.If the participant has one of these symptoms, discuss any limitations and restrictions and consider having him or her stay home.
- Remind Scouts to wash their hands every time they use the bathroom and before all meals.
Please visit this page for additional information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/
A great resource can also be found with the BSA Safety Moment – Communicable Disease Prevention: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/incident-report/incident-reviews/communicable-disease/
As always, the health and safety or Scouts, families and volunteers is our top priority. Please do not hesitate to contact the Longs Peak Council with any questions or concerns