A few important steps we've taken to respond to the pandemic
As I write this, many people’s lives have already been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as we all work to slow the spread of this virus to protect ourselves and our communities. All of us at The Wilderness Society send our most heartfelt wishes to you, our members and supporters, for your health and wellness during this difficult and uncertain time.
While this is a harrowing moment, it’s also an opportunity to put our values into practice. We’ve already taken a few important steps to respond to this crisis:
- The health and safety of our staff are paramount. That’s why last week we made the decision to close all our offices and have staff work remotely. We have also imposed an organization-wide travel ban.
- We are neither hosting nor promoting public events and large gatherings. By doing this, we hope to encourage “social distancing” and minimize chances of the virus being spread from person to person.
- We will be sharing important news and moments of inspiration on our social media channels (see Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). If there is a key opportunity to take action and defend public lands, we will let you know about it. At a time like this, it’s extra important to stay connected.
- At this unprecedented time, we are working as hard as ever to protect public lands and wild places, and live our values by supporting partners at the front lines in our communities.
I also suggest staying informed and well-prepared by reading the resources offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to help make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.
The bottom line is that we’re all in this together, and we’ll only get through it together. We are deeply committed to supporting each other during this difficult time.
With warmest regards for you and all the people you care about,
The Wilderness Society