YWAM Ships Kona covid-19 updates
Video Message regarding the corona virus - march 15, 2020
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM YWAM SHIPS KONA
CURRENT STATUS FROM CAMPUS LEADERSHIP
– MARCH 20, 2020
The YWAM Ships Kona (YSK) training center, located at 75-5687 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona HI 96740, has shut operations down until further notice.
Our incoming April quarter Discipleship Training School Students have been postponed and we have asked all staff who do not call Kona their home to return to their families. We have also postponed all ships medical outreaches for the foreseeable future and are in close communication with authorities in each location. We follow WHO and CDC guidelines and are monitoring local authority’s instructions as they develop.
We go to the isolated, taking ships where there are no airports or roads, so we see first hand the suffering of those who live isolated from life options and often distanced from family. Our hearts are moved by the circumstances being faced across our globe.
Media Contact: Craig Kline +1 (360) 269-7505
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR BRETT CURTIS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS – MARCH 15, 2020
In light of the US Government announcing a nationwide state of emergency regarding the global COVID-19 Pandemic, YWAM Ships Kona has assembled a dedicated team monitoring ongoing recommendations and travel restrictions. Our priority is ensuring the health and safety of the students and community.
Most of our students have now returned home, with the remainder departing by Tuesday of this week. We are also encouraging all staff and volunteers whose permanent residence is not Kona, to return home. We are those who go to the isolated, taking ships where there are no airports or roads, so we see first hand the suffering of those who live isolated from life options, and often distanced from family. It is our desire that everyone of those who so faithfully serve with us, has the option to return and be with their families if they feel they need to. We recognize this is a time for families to be together.
For those who remain here at YWAM Ships Kona, we will be limiting gatherings to numbers as recommended by CDC and by the State of Hawaii. While we have no reported cases or suspected symptoms, we have put into place a variety of processes to ensure the safety of our community. Our primary concern is for people. We stand ready to serve and bless our Ohana of Kona in any way we can.
Director: YWAM Ships Kona
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MESSAGE FROM PORT YWAM KONA Leadership - REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS – MARCH 13, 2020
Our Port YWAM facility continues to follow state, national and international recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There are no known cases involving our students, faculty, staff, or dependents at this time and no reports of any case on the Big Island. Presently, the immediate health risk to members of our center is considered low.
Our Crisis Management Team is working closely with the Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Department of Health in addressing this situation and, following their guidance. The highest priority for us is the health and wellbeing of all staff and students at Port YWAM.
Our campus has taken proactive measures to protect the community. The following FAQs are guidelines put in place after consultation with medical staff and experts. These guidelines are designed to protect the community based off the recommendations and information from the Hawaii Department of Health, CDC and WHO guidelines.
This link will take you to a letter sent to students and their families outlining plans for the balance of their course work and field assignments.
Please continue to pray for this situation.
YWAM Ships Kona