Like many other organizations and communities, our leadership at Diabetes Training Camp Foundation continues to monitor the current landscape and is making difficult decisions in response to the fluid COVID-19 situation. It certainly is posing some extraordinary challenges to our nation, world and our communities. The health and safety of our campers, our staff, the entire community, and frankly, every person, is our highest priority.
We have made the decision to postpone our DTC2 Boot Camp that was scheduled for March 20-22nd.
It was a tough decision for many reasons. We were all VERY excited to spend 3 magical days with this awesome group of campers. We take a lot of pride in the work we do together, as well as the inspiring toughness and resilience of all members of our community. It is always exciting and energizing to be on the brink of welcoming a new crew of campers into this tremendous community. But, the decision was also an easy one – because it’s the right one. This is not a time for non-essential travel and this is not a time for non-essential group meetings. This IS a time for taking precautionary measures to stay healthy and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In the upcoming weeks we will work closely with out host site, the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, to reschedule DTC2 and we will continue to communicate those plans with you. There is so much uncertainty right now about how long COVID-19 will impact services, that we need to consider dates later in the year, most likely in the Fall.
Currently, we are NOT adjusting our schedule for our 2020 summer camps.
We are moving forward with registration and planning and look forward to working with all of our campers in June and August of this year. We will continue to evaluate the situation, but like all of you, we are very hopeful that the tremendous national effort to flatten the curve and contain this infection will be very successful, and that we will be able to resume a more normal life in the weeks and months ahead.
- Take care of yourself and take care of each other.
- Manage your diabetes well and do not be afraid to reach out for help. Our community with diabetes is at higher risk, but much of that risk can be mitigated by health self-management practices and other preventative measures that are being advised.
- Wash your hands, frequently, with warm water and for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Do not touch your face.
- Do not go out if you are in any way sick and avoid those that are sick and/or have been exposed.
- Stay connected, but avoid crowds. Stay connected as a community. There is so much strength and power in the DTC community. I feel it on a daily basis. Take advantage of that strength in these difficult times an stay connected with each other.
- When around others, try to stay at least 6 feet away and come up with other fun non-contact ways to say HI other than handshakes, hugs or high fives.
A good resource for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy is the CDC. Here is a link to their information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We will continue to look forward to our camps later this year. As always, you all inspire us everyday. Please reach out with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!