March 13, 2020
KEAUHOU CANOE CLUB PRECAUTIONS FOR COVID-19
The Keauhou Canoe Club Board of Directors is taking the following immediate steps to be proactive regarding Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 as of today. We expect each of us to follow recommendations from the Hawaii State Department of Health and other recognized health agencies. We will be working with community partners such as the Public Health Department, MOKU and HCRA paddling associations, and governmental agencies as more information becomes available or local conditions change.
The KCC Guest/Visitor paddling program for recreational paddlers and Memorials at sea are suspended for the next 45 days pending a May1 Board review. Immediate notification will occur via bulletin board postings, the website, and the club newsletter. The regular daily Member paddles will continue as scheduled unless conditions change. The currently scheduled racing program orientations and projected start dates will also occur.
Numerous publications and agencies support the following practices to promote everyday preventive health.
1. Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical treatment.
2. Please turn around and go home if you are not feeling well.
3. Limit close contact with your fellow paddlers such as hand shaking or hugging.
4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Multiple water outlets and soap dispensers are located about the canoe club grounds.
5. Cover up when coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
6 Use your own medical profile to guide your interactions. Cautions have been recommended for the more at-risk populations of 60+ seniors and people with underlying medical problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and immunosuppression.
7. Recent travelers to off-island sites with known COVID-19 cases need to pursue a self-isolation period and other strategies to assure that they have not had any contact.
Mahalo for your cooperation and support of these recommended practices.
Keauhou Canoe Club Bpoard of Directors