TCT Rallies and Covid-19

As the global community responds to the coronavirus outbreak, the Tin Can Tourists is recommending changes in the rally format for 2020.


To protect our members, TCT is taking the following measures: 

  • Cancelling all open houses at events until the situation improves
  • Asking members to self-identify, if they have traveled to a high-impact area
  • Cancelling rallies as recommended by local governments and health agencies
  • Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing
  • Err on the side of caution when making all decision


Our rally hosts are recommended to take the following precautions to ensure our collective health and well-being

Rally Host Precautions

  • Wearing nitrile gloves to prevent hand contact with surfaces
  • Wiping down and disinfecting areas where work is done
  • Applying the recommended social distancing of six feet from others to prevent person-to-person transmission
  • Consider not having an open house or allowing the general public in for a tour- we don’t know where they have been and what they will touch
  • Consider cancelling potlucks because of the need to share serving utensils. The other option is for campers to wear disposable gloves.
  • All public tables will be wiped off prior to meals with Clorox mix in a spray bottle
  • Food servers for the catered meal will wear plastic gloves and food will be on paper plates with plastic cutlery.
  • Disposable gloves will be worn when we pack up your goody bags
  • We will package up bars of soap and printed advice from the CDC: the best prevention is to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. So, if you walk around and touch things on tables, wash your hands before you touch your face. This is the same advice as if you are in a store back at home.


Personal Camper Precautions:

  • Do not attend if you feel sick. 80% of cases are very mild but still infectious.
  • If you must sneeze or cough, please use the crook of your elbow or your sleeve and not your hands. This is in case you are the source of exposure. This is to stop you from sneezing into your hands and touching things.
  • The virus can be active 6’ from a sneezing/coughing person. Back away if you are near someone when they sneeze or cough.
  • Please reduce bodily contact at the rally and where ever you go at this time- refrain from hugging old friends or shaking hands with new ones.
  • If your trailer has a bathroom, use it. Public bathrooms have multiple sources of contamination: the toilet seat lid, toilet paper holder, faucet handles, and the doorknob. If you use the public bathroom, touch surfaces with a paper towel – not your hands. This is true anywhere you go at this time, even places like McDonalds or restrooms at Home Depot. Porta-Potties are the worst (can’t wash hands) so avoid if possible.
  • Make your trailer a safe haven- and do not invite others in except to poke their heads in and look around. Disinfect your door frame and handle frequently. During this time you might also reduce visitors at your house…same principle.

Visit the CDC website for more information on the virus and how to protect yourself

1 comment

  1. Thank you for being pro active and all t hff e positive suggestions, such a new territory for all of us! Wishing everyone well.

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