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UPDATED KCCF STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - MARCH 24 – 3:00PM

Announced March 23, 2020 12:00PM: Governor Holcomb has ordered that all Hoosiers are To Stay At Home with Executive Order 20-08.

The Kosciusko County Community Fair will close it's office, buildings and grounds to the public until Wednesday April 8th, 2020.

We will still be available to conduct business over the phone and by email.

For those individuals with boats and campers stored at the fairgrounds for winter storage, the April 1st, 2020 pickup date has been pushed back to April 11th, 2020.

Annual boat ramp pass holders can renew their passes over the phone or online. New passes cannot be issued until after April 9th, 2020 when the office reopens. The boat ramp will be open starting April 1st to those individuals with active passes.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. Please check our Cancellation Page for updates on event status.

Click Here to view the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage for COVID-19, as well as, the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


UPDATED KCCF STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - MARCH 17 – 10:00AM

Announced March 16, 2020 2:30PM: Governor Holcomb has ordered that all large events and mass gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 people in the interest of public health. The Kosciusko County Community Fair has suspended all events for the next 8 weeks. We are diligently working to reschedule those events that we can to a date later in the year.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. A refund policy is being developed for individual events and will be communicated when finalized. Please check our Cancellation Page for updates on event status.

Click Here to view the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage for COVID-19, as well as, the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Coronavirus Response
March 15, 2020

As you may be aware, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the State of Indiana strongly recommended the postponement or cancellation of all non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people on March 12, 2020. In accordance with this policy, the Kosciusko County Community Fair, Inc. will immediately comply with this recommendation.

This guideline is in place for a minimum of 30 days. Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of the health and safety of our community, we are temporarily suspending all fairground events outside of the 4-H program during this time.

This situation is extremely challenging for our entire community and our goal is to work with every client to help as best we can during this trying time. All parties are being contacted, and those with questions are encouraged to contact the Fair Office directly.

The situation and supporting information are changing almost hourly. We are committed to doing our absolute best to keep everyone informed as quickly as we can. Our ultimate hope is to resume normal operations after 30 days and be back to serving our community at that time.

In the meantime, Purdue Extension has mandated that all 4-H related workshops, events and meetings that have 50 or more people will not meet face to face. Instead, they will meet through alternative methods such as video or will postpone the meetings altogether.

The safety and well-being of our guests and community is our top priority. Any decisions made by the Kosciusko County Community Fair, Inc. will be guided by science and reason.

We look forward to the 2020 Kosciusko County Fair and continuing to promote agriculture and youth development and provide quality entertainment for Kosciusko County.

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About Kosciusko County Fair

The Kosciusko County Community Fair, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the development of youth and promotion of agriculture in Kosciusko County, Indiana. The Fairgrounds is comprised of 68 acres of land on Winona Lake, 45 campsites and several permanent structures available for community events and facility rental. The facilities host groups and business as well as the annual Kosciusko County Fair, seeing more than 60,000 guests in a calendar year.

The 2020 Kosciusko County Fair runs July 12-July 18, 2020. For more information go to www.kcfair.com or www.facebook.com/kcfairgrounds

What are we doing?

Amid growing concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Kosciusko County Community Fair, Inc. is closely monitoring the situation. The Fair takes the health and safety of our guests and community seriously and are taking necessary precautions to protect them by ensuring our facilities are clean and well maintained.

As a precaution, we have enacted the following policies:

  • Sanitation and disinfection of facilities in between events.
  • Sanitize and disinfect restrooms twice daily, with additional cleanings between as crowds on the grounds demand it.
  • Sanitize and disinfect meeting tables and spaces between meetings.
  • Sanitize door handles, phones, water fountains, and office spaces twice daily.

As new information develops between now and the 2020 Fair, we will adjust our response plan as necessary.


About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Individuals with COVID-19 have reportedly mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Older individuals and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases, and compromised immune systems) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

COVID-19 is passed from an infected individual to others through:

  • Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing;
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and
  • Rarely, fecal contamination.

The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including the common cold and flu virus is to:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Make every attempt to NOT touch your eyes, nose, mouth and face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • If you do become ill, stay home.
  • Cough or sneeze into a facial tissue (when available) then discard immediately.
  • If a facial tissue is not readily available, cough or sneeze into the bend of your less dominant arm.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with bleach or wipes that contain bleach.
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