b'EDITORS NOTES By Ben QuiggleWill the Coronavirus Impact Your Park?Unfortunately, it appears that ticks and mosquitos may not be the only bugsthat North American campers will have to contend with this summer.The coronavirus has hit the shores of the U.S. and the number of cases islikely to rise.While the full impact of the virus on the U.S. remains to be seen, theCentersfor Disease Control(CDC) has warned that it could have a significant effect ondaily life including the potential closing of businesses, modes of travel andschools.How this impacts summer travel is still up in the air, with many travel expertsnoting that staycations could be the big winner as more people will look to do-mestic destinations.The global travel market already has taken a huge hit. Data from travel ana-lytics firm ForwardKeysshows international flights booked from the U.S. and the U.K. were down almost 20%year-over-year for the five weeks ending Feb. 23. Olivier Ponti, vice president of insights at ForwardKeys, toldCNBC it was crystal clear coronavirus fears had sparked the decline.Will it be delayed travel? Does it convert into people choosing another destination? Or, will there be notravel at all? he said. The longer the crisis lasts, the more likely it is that this will convert into no travel at all.When theres a large-scale crisis, its often the case that domestic tourism plays the role of safety net, Pontiadded. People may look at short-haul trips over long haul because its an environment they know better.For campground and RV park owners, this could translate into even more traffic as campers look for thingsto do closer to home.At the same time, it is essential that campground owners also prepare for the potential spread of thecoronavirus.In an emailed newsletter, Marshall & Sterling Insurancenoted that owners will want to ensure they haveenough supplies and that their emergency procedure plans are updated.Other questions to focus on: Are you adding new protocolslike cleaning multiple times per day?Has your staff been trained for this?How are you going to communicate with campers, emergency response personnel and staff?Should you restrict access to certain common areas?What portions of the park must remain open to meet health codesfor example, bathhouses?Will you choose to deliver food or goods to RVs to limit the amount of congregation by people?Marshall & Sterling also recommends that owners reach out to their local emergency planners about thespecifics of the situation at their parkslike population, demographics, evacuation procedures, etc.Owners may also want to provide information to campers on CDC and Federal Emergency Managementupdates and or best practicesfor example, educational signs about washing hands.While everyone hopes for the best-case scenario in these situations, it is always better to be preparedfor the worst. WCMwww.woodallscm.comApril2020 Vol. 51No. 4G & M E D I A LLC Publisher: Sherman GoldenbergGROUP Editorial Director: Gary GerardContact Information: EditorialSherman Goldenberg, Publisher Rick Kessler, Managing Editorsgoldenberg@g-gmediagroup.com rkessler@g-gmediagroup.comOffice: (574) 457-3370 (734) 777-6830Mobile: (574) 457-6637 Jeff Crider, Senior EditorFax: (574) 457-8295 campinginfosource@gmail.comBen Quiggle, Editor (760) 469-5905bquiggle@g-gmediagroup.com Bob Ashley, Editor at LargeMobile: (574) 306-7781 Writer892@aol.comFax: (574) 266-7984 (765) 675-4106Advertising:Ally Kollat, Account Chris Lang, MarketPlace & Executive, National Ad Sales Campground Investment Salesakollat@g-gmediagroup.com clang@g-gmediagroup.comOffice: (574) 266-7980 Office: (574) 266-7980or (800) 831-1076 ext. 11 or (800) 831-1076 ext. 10Wendy Thorne, AccountExecutive, National Ad Sales Art Direction:wthorne@g-gmediagroup.com Trina Nissley, Art DirectorOffice (574) 266-7980 tnissley@rvbusiness.comor (800) 831-1076 ext. 14All general correspondence, circulation and display and classifiedsales inquiries may be directed to the following:Woodalls Campground Management, C/O G&G Media Group LLC, 2901 E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514Owners, managers or marketing directors of privately held U.S. campgroundsmay receive a free subscription upon request to Woodalls CampgroundManagementone free subscription per campground. Others may purchasesubscriptions at these rates: $24.95 per year U.S. or $35.95 per year inCanada. Contact Chris Lang at Woodalls Campground Management, C/O G&G Media Group LLC, 2901 E. Bristol St., Ste. B, Elkhart, IN 46514.Email: clang@g-gmediagroup.com.Woodalls Campground Management is published monthly by G&G MediaGroup LLC at the above address.2 -April 2020Woodalls Campground Management'