2020 Camp Meeting Schedule & COVID-19 Guidelines for Attending

This page is provided as a point of communication regarding the plans for 2020 camp meeting.  Please check back often as this page will be updated several times prior to camp.

  • 6/27/2020 Update - Guidelines set for 2020 camp meeting.  Please see below.

  • 6/9/2020 Update - Web Page created with Schedule/flyer added.  Guidelines forthcoming toward the end fo the month.

  • 6/6/20 Update - General Board confirms camp is still going to happen.  Sets aside committee to make recommendations of social distancing and sanitization guidelines needed.  Due by July 1st.

Summary Statements of Guidelines for 2020 Camp Meeting

  1. General council

    • Spread throughout the building with six feet apart social distance.

    • Memorial service (social distance candle line)

    • Thursday and Friday of the General Council moved to Saturday morning for the election of officers.  No reports or other business will be conducted at this time.

  2. Utilize the radio system and live stream for all services.

  3. Masks highly encouraged but not required.

  4. Pews taped off every other pew.  Families and groups who have been together encouraged to be together.

  5. No physical touching (handshakes, hugs, fist or elbow bump) at fellowship time or altar call.  Designated altar works, families, or pastor to pray with those who come forward.

  6. No choir - platform for evangelists and singers

  7. Sanitization supplies provided for individuals to use prior to restroom use and after. 

  8. Only the tabernacle and porta potties will be open.

  9. No food preparation in the kitchen/restaurant.  No meals provided.  

  10. No youth program on grounds.  Those under 18  must come with guardians or church leaders during the day on the grounds.

  11. No dorms or shower houses opened.

  12. Campground open to fully self-contained R.V.s only.  Electric, sewer, and water hookups available.

  13. Camp guidelines and format subject to change.

Guidelines for Sanitization and Social Distancing Based on Ohio Health Department Orders for Day Camps and Residential Camps

 

General Precautions

  • Elderly people and those who are vulnerable as a result of illness should take additional precautions. People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including elderly people and those who are sick, are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care. According to CDC, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include people who are sixty-five years or older and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including: 

    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; 

    • People who have serious heart conditions; 

    • People who are immune-compromised; 

    • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher); 

    • People with diabetes; 

    • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis; and 

    • People with liver disease.

  • Social Distancing Requirements. For purposes of this Order, Social Distancing Requirements includes maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands. 

    • Required measures. Businesses and Operations and businesses must take proactive measures to ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements, including where possible: 

      • Designate six-foot distances. Designating with signage, tape, or by other means six-foot spacing for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance; 

      • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products. Having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers; and

  • Confirmed Case(s)

    •  Camp providers must immediately notify the local department of health of any camp staff or camper who tested positive for COVID-19. 

    • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at the facility. 

    • The shutdown of the area used by the confirmed individuals for deep sanitation, if possible. 

    • It is recommended that, if possible, work with the local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications. 

    • It is recommended that, if possible, once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures. 

    • It is recommended that, if possible, following testing, contact the local health department to initiate appropriate care and tracing.

    • In the event of a positive case of any individual attending services, camp services would cease until all individuals are tested from those services.

  • Camp providers must immediately send home any camp staff or residential camper with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. This individual may not return until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. If the individual has had contact with someone confirmed or likely to have COVID-19, he or she must remain in quarantine in coordination with the local health department prior to returning to the program.

  • Daily symptom checks

    • Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

 

Camping Area

  • Self-contained RV’s only.

  • Please do not venture into another camper that is not your own.  Unless you are a family group that has previously been together.

  • No shower houses are open.

Bathrooms

  • Camp providers will maintain public restrooms  as appropriate: 

    • Ensure there are functional toilets and supplies. 

    • Provide supplies for each person to sanitize prior to use and after.

    • Clean and sanitize public areas and restrooms every hour during the day, with increased instances of cleaning and sanitation during peak usage times. Cleaning should be conducted using EPA-registered disinfectants, particularly on high- touch surfaces such as faucets, toilets, doorknobs, and light switches. 

    • Make sure supplies for handwashing, including soap and materials for drying hands, are fully stocked every time the bathroom is cleaned. 

    • Provide hand sanitizer when water is not available. 

Worship Services

  • High-touch areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services.  (doorknobs, restrooms, pews, microphones, switches, etc.

  • The doors will be propped open thirty minutes prior to service to reduce the need of touching a major hot spot.

  • Every other pew spaced apart by tape.

  • No choir.

  • If you have any health issues, have a weakened immune system, or have a concern about gathering together at this time, please continue to worship our Lord on live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, or listen in the parking lot with the radio.

  • Before you leave your home, we request that you do 3 things:

    • Be sure you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19; this includes, but not limited to coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

    • Ensure you have not been in contact or exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

    • If possible, please check your temperature and make sure it is in the normal range.

  • The CDC currently recommends wearing a mask/face covering. If you choose to wear a mask, we would ask that you bring yours from home.  However, we do have masks available if you would like to have one.  We encourage you to respect others' decisions to wear masks if you do not wear one.

  • As you enter the tabernacle:

    • Please visit one of the hand sanitizer areas.

    • Please continue practicing “social distancing”. This includes:

      • Avoid shaking hands, hugging, elbow bumps, etc.

      • Once in the sanctuary, please find an open pew (someone will be there to help you), and please remain in your seat.  The pews will be sectioned for every other pew.  Please set in a pew with only your household or those you came with.

  • We will not be having a time of shaking hands or passing the offering plates.

    • If you would like to give an offering we will have a giving box by the back sanctuary door.

    •  Those who come to the altar to pray may have their family or pastor accompany them or those they came with to service.  If an individual has no one present, a designated altar worker will pray with them.

  • Moderator will be giving instructions for exiting at the end of the service by aisles.

  • We will not be opening any other areas on the campus, except for the sanctuary, and restrooms.

    • We will continue to monitor the restrooms and sanitize after each use.

  • Please avoid wandering around the facility.

If you are interested in staying at the camp in a fully self-contained RV (no dormitories open), please contact Gayle Rogers at 606-316-0157.

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