Updated March 17, 2020
Why camping may be the safest place outside your home -- A Message from RRM about the Coronavirus
At RRM, the safety of our campers and employees is our uncompromising priority. We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we want our campers to know what steps we are taking to support you and your camping trip plans. We are dedicated to ensuring we maintain the cleanest facilities for the safety of our employees and visitors.
It is our belief that camping is the safest form of travel when it comes to staying healthy. RVrs and tent-campers alike bring their own private spaces to the campground, spaces that they clean and control themselves -- it's like taking your own house with you on your trip. Most of the public campgrounds we operate were actually designed for social distancing, with a significant amount of space and privacy between campsites.
Most medical professionals agree that being outdoors, away from polluted city air, in the sunlight and open spaces is a healthy way to boost one's immune system. Studies have shown that time in nature is an antidote for stress: it can lower blood pressure and stress levels, enhance immune system function, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. When self-quarantining from the virus, why not also self-quarantine from fear and stress as well?
Of course, there are also public spaces in campgrounds that need to be kept thoroughly disinfected. In response to the Coronavirus, we have enhanced our already comprehensive cleaning and sanitation procedures to be even more rigorous. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. We have ongoing staff briefings regarding our enhanced protocols to increase the frequency of cleaning all public areas (stores, bathrooms, marinas, rental cabins and RVs, etc.) and have continued the use of hospital-grade disinfectant. We have increased the frequency with which we disinfect not only bathrooms but all public contact points such as trash can lids, faucets, and fee stations. If you have a concern about any area of a campground, talk to our local manager -- they can either explain how we are cleaning it or will be happy to change their procedures if we are missing something.
If you wish to change your plans, we have always maintained a flexible cancellation or re-schedule policy; however, we believe camping is the safest place to be outside your home and we would love to see you out in the woods with us -- we will eagerly greet you with a hearty elbow-bump.
We will provide any updates as this situation continues to evolve. Today and always we are committed to providing the safest conditions for your camping trip plans.
Recreation Resource Management, Inc. (RRM)