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To our community:

As we navigate through these unprecedented and cautious times, the health and safety of the CAMP Rehoboth clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters -- is paramount. We are working closely with our city government partners and leaders to prepare and respond to the rapidly changing climate.

Protecting Our Community

All of us at CAMP Rehoboth are continuing to monitor and react to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it evolves here in Delaware. Our focus on community and connection drives our work every day. Today, we strive to balance the needs of our community (social and emotional support, connection, and resources) with the realities of preventing the transmission of COVID-19/Coronavirus.   

With an eye on the future of our collective health and longevity, CAMP Rehoboth will continue to adhere to the Governor's Declaration of State of Emergency and guidance issued by the Delaware Division of Public Health and the City of Rehoboth and the Centers for Disease Control as we navigate this new territory.  

Wh at does this mean?


  • At this time Women’s FEST is still on for May 1-3. Due to the closing of the City of Rehoboth Convention Center through April 30, we have canceled the Wednesday and Thursday events. We are working to rearrange events so we can still offer all concerts. Of course, our FEST will also be contingent on the availability of our entertainers and speakers.

  • Our April 4th event to kick off our 30th Anniversary is unfortunately being postponed. To safeguard our community and to comply with the Governor's State of Emergency or other guidance, we may need to cancel or postpone other events. If this is the case, we will communicate this information on our website, social media, and through our weekly email update.

  • For the time being, CAMP Rehoboth will maintain our current hours of operation and continue scheduled support groups and meetings at our facility. Again, if public health recommendations require us to close the office, we will share this information on our website and other channels. 

Individuals at greatest risk from COVID-19 include older adults, people living with HIV, and people with chronic conditions. We join the Delaware Division of Public Health in urging at-risk populations to follow the CDC Guidance on Coronavirus Disease. Read the recommendations here.

Protecting our Staff and Volunteers

CAMP Rehoboth relies on our incredible staff and volunteers to support the mission through education, health and wellness programs and other activities. At CAMP Rehoboth, we are carefully cleaning high-touch areas and commonly handled surfaces throughout the office. We have also implemented a Safe Engagement Policy which includes no handshakes (or hugging) until further notice. However, you can always expect a warm welcome and a smile.
 
Take care of yourselves. Be sure to wash your hands, drink plenty of water, rest, and stay home as much as you can. If you feel that you may be coming down with something, please be sure to seek medical attention.  If you do find yourself housebound, please let us know! Just e-mail  stayinghome@camprehoboth.com  and we will do our best to match you with a friendly volunteer to call once a day and check up on you.

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Thank you for your flexibility and resilience. It is the hallmark of our LGBTQ community. We will get through this together.

Sincerely,

David Mariner and Chris Beagle

Delawareans with questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 or TTY at 1-800-232-5460 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email  DPHCall@delaware.gov . For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to  de.gov/coronavirus.