As of May 19, 2020
Verdun is committed to the health and safety of our employees, donors, customers, program participants, and partners/community members. Verdun is actively monitoring “coronavirus disease 2019,” abbreviated as “COVID-19.” This is the official name given by the World Health Organization in February 2020. "COVI" stands for coronavirus, "D" stands for disease, and "19" is the year when this virus was found.
We are aware that the coronavirus or COVID-19 has spread to different parts of the world and is now growing within the United States. The news changes quickly and I am sure as soon as I send this out, there will be another update, so here is what is currently going on here at Verdun.
WHAT IS VERDUN DOING?
❖ We are closely monitoring daily new reports and information, especially in Northern Virginia and Prince William, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper Counties. For more information about COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and especially in our direct area, visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
❖ We have developed processes to reduce the risk of illness which includes increasing our cleaning protocols to multi daily inspections and the sanitizing of all Verdun indoor spaces and equipment.
❖ At this time, Verdun is not offering programming as we are following state and local protocol. Once the local schools reopen and social activities start up again, Verdun will be open and ready for business.
❖ Employees are working from home and also working at Verdun only when it can be outdoors and within the social distancing protocol.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
❖ Please support your community and all businesses, including nonprofits. We provide a service to the community and we appreciate your financial support by (hopefully) coming to summer camp and scheduling programs.
❖ YOU must wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol.
❖ Follow respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. The CDC recommends sick employees cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
❖ If you plan on traveling, please check the CDC website for travel tips.
❖ Please stay at home if you are not feeling well. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours when showing symptoms of acute respiratory illness.