Rock Point Statement re: COVID-19



Rock Point Camp & Conference Center

Statement on COVID-19

March 11, 2020


Rock Point Center is closely monitoring the international outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China (COVID-19). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of March 3, for the general American public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is still considered low; however, the Rock Point team has increased precautionary measures, training, and communications throughout the facility.


Rock Point is closely monitoring the situation through updates from the CDC, the Vermont Department of Health, the American Camp Association and is in dialogue with our catering partner, Sugarsnap. Precautionary measures include enhancing onsite communications and signage in restrooms regarding preventative actions (outlined below), placing an increased number of hand sanitizer stations throughout the property, increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched objects, and providing ongoing training for Rock Point staff regarding best practices for providing a safe and healthy environment.


Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and contact us if you have further questions.


Where can I learn more about coronavirus?

• Visit the CDC website and World Health Organization for information about symptoms,

transmission, and recent cases.


What protective or preventative measures are in place at Rock Point?

• We are monitoring communications from public health experts to ensure we follow best practices in cleaning, food service, public safety and other relevant areas of operations. Staff receive ongoing training and updates about public health concerns. Rock Point has increased its precautionary measures,including increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched objects such as door handles and placing prominent hand sanitizer stations throughout buildings.


How can you protect yourself?

Practice everyday precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not

available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


What if I am hosting an event at Rock Point?

We are working closely with designated contacts for upcoming events at Rock Point Center. At this time, it is up to the discretion of the group whether to hold, postpone, or cancel any given event. We have sent a communication to all event hosts for events taking place March through May to inform them of updates to our policies. In short, we are allowing groups to reschedule at no-cost or to cancel with minimal obligations (instead of our normal contract fees) when they cancel due to Coronavirus concerns. Please reach out to Carrie Williams Howe (cwhowe@diovermont.org) with any questions related to events. We will work with clients as efficiently as possible, but ask for your understanding as we prioritize events according to the calendar.


Will Rock Point Camp still take place?

As of March, 2020, we have no plans to change Rock Point Summer Camp schedules. We will keep in touch with all health guidance provided by designated agencies and reach out to registrants should any changes become necessary.


Rock Point will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary to our operations and plans.