Updated April 2, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Governor Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order that runs through April 13. Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. In addition, on March 23, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a 14-day Stay-at-Home Executive Order to help flatten the curve as the virus spreads throughout Georgia.
Atlanta Audubon continues to evaluate this situation and is taking a series of precautionary measures to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. In an effort to be proactive and minimize transmission risks, the Atlanta Audubon office will be closed through the month of April, with a re-open date to be determined. All staff will continue to work remotely. We are also canceling and postponing staff- and volunteer-led trips and events through the end of April, including rescheduling Atlanta Bird Fest for fall 2020. We encourage everyone to remain calm throughout this time and to stay abreast of the latest recommendations from health officials. (Resources are listed at the end of this document.)
We are evaluating this situation on a daily basis and will make additional updates as appropriate.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are announcing the following modifications to our upcoming activities. Contact information for the relevant staff are listed below each activity, if you have further questions or concerns.
FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
April Monthly Meeting
Again, we encourage everyone to keep informed of developments, as this situation is rapidly evolving. Atlanta Audubon will continue to follow and adhere to recommendations issued by the CDC. Any changes to our programs and activities will be posted on our website, www.atlantaaudubon.org. General inquiries can be made to Atlanta Audubon at 678.973.2437. Please leave a message and someone will call you back.
Jared Teutsch, Executive Director
Esther Stokes, Board Chair
Georgia Department of Public Health — https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
Georgia Department of Health Daily Status Report: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html