Dear Swingout Adventurers,
Gov. Brad Little declared a state of emergency on Friday, March 13, in response to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. In light of this declaration and in support of the State’s effort to be proactive in preventing community transmission, we want to let you know that SwingOut Adventure Inc. is putting a temporary hold on all weekly swing classes. SwingOut Adventure will closely monitor the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Idaho Department of Health & Welfare and will inform you immediately when we do decide to resume.
Thank you for your understanding. Please stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!
SwingOut Adventure Board
Why is it important to be proactive?
Why should I worry about COVID-19?
As of March 13, the WHO’s website states that “illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care.” This is not just the flu or a common cold. This is why it is important to be proactive.
The WHO also states that “we can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement, and gatherings.”
Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed an emergency declaration Friday to prevent coronavirus spread in Idaho. At this time, there is one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, in Idaho, and with the Gem State surrounded by states currently dealing with the outbreak, Little said that it is critical to be proactive.
The declaration makes funds available for the Emergency Disaster Fund and activates the Idaho Emergency Operations Plan, which will allow the governor more flexibility in expediting contracts and buying supplies. The emergency declaration will help Idaho's ability to get critical supplies like respirators from the national stockpile and expedite the renewal of licenses for nurses.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has set up a "strike team" focused on protecting the elderly and health-compromised who are most at risk from coronavirus. Little said it is important to "flatten the curve" of the outbreak when it comes to preventing hospitals from being stretched too thin to care for everyone who is sick.