Escapees RV Club & COVID-19

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Escapees RV Club & COVID-19

New guidelines regarding coronavirus disease impact the club’s social activties

Livingston, Texas- March 2020

In light of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, Escapees RV Club announced to members on Tuesday that all events currently scheduled through June 17 will be canceled or postponed. This decision was guided by the most recently established guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control.

Events affected include Head-out Program (HOP) activities, Hangouts, Convergences, and RVers Boot Camps. In addition to canceling or postponing scheduled Escapees events, the club encourages their chapter and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) groups to do the same with their scheduled group activities.

Travis Carr, President of Escapees RV Club, is confident that the board of directors made the right decision. “We do not wish to risk the safety and well-being of our membership by continuing with these events.”

Refunds for affected events will be available for all who are currently registered. Specific details for each event will be communicated in the coming days with those who are currently registered.

At this time, the club plans to host Escapade and related events such as RVers Boot Camp at Escapade and the Murder at Rainbow’s End HOP as scheduled. However, a final decision regarding the cancellation or postponement of Escapade will be made no later than May 4, 2020.

Additionally, Escapees RV Club’s Rainbow Parks have been instructed to take additional precautions in order to protect the health and safety of park staff and guests. These measures include restricted access to amenities and gathering spaces such as activity centers, park offices, and clubhouses. Carr added, “We want RVers to know that our parks are open and we will do our best to keep them as such. These precautions are intended to help our staff and guests practice social distancing and to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease, allowing us to continue offering RVers a safe place to stay during their travels.” Those who wish to make a reservation at a Rainbow Park, or current guests who need to ask a question, make a payment, etc, are asked to call the park office. Lastly, social hours, shared meals, and formal community gatherings are cancelled until further notice.

“We understand that this issue is cause for concern to many, and our deepest sympathies go out to all who have been affected already,” shared Shawn Loring, CEO of Escapees RV Club. “We assure you that as the situation continues to develop, we will make our decisions with the health and well-being of our members and employees as our highest priority.”


About Escapees RV Club

Since 1978, Escapees has been a leader in supporting those who pursue the RVing lifestyle. The club was founded by full-time RVers, Joe and Kay Peterson, at a time when there was no support group for full-timers. Today, the club continues to grow and transform itself according to the needs of its members, supporting them through benefits and educational and social opportunities. Learn more about what is available to Escapees RV Club members at escapees.com.