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Seattle Audubon Activities & COVID-19

Updated May 15, 2020

Following Governor Inslee's extended Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Seattle Audubon is responding with additional changes to our activities. We undertake these changes to reduce risks for our community. We will continue to evaluate as new information becomes available. (Resources are listed at the end of this document.)

Contact information for the relevant staff is listed for each activity, if you have further questions or concerns. Seattle Audubon is also following recommendations for employers, and staff are working from home (Staff Directory). Through this challenging time in our community, we encourage everyone to act with kindness and compassion, and to support those in the community who most need our collective actions to help reduce the spread of this disease. 


GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Avoid close contact with others.‚Äč
  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go out in public when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue and wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • If no soap is available, use a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Don't touch your face. 

ACTIVITIES UPDATES

Classes

  • New ONLINE classes are being offered in May and June. Check the Classes page for registration details. 
  • Contact: Christine Scheele, Program Director | christines@seattleaudubon.org

Field Trips and Neighborhood Bird Walks


MODIFIED ACTIVITIES

Check the Calendar for classes and events that have moved online. 

Volunteer Assignments

  • Volunteers identified by public health officials as being at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, should stay home. This includes people:
    • Over 65 years old
    • People with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
    • People who have weakened immune systems
    • People who are pregnant
  • Seattle Audubon will be modifying or cancelling many volunteer activities, including bird surveys and outreach events. Volunteers will hear directly from their designated staff liaisons prior to your scheduled activity about any changes or cancellations.
  • Committee meetings will either occur virtually or be postponed. Committee chairs and/or staff liaisons will contact volunteers directly with more information regarding specific meetings and events.
  • Contact: Wendy Walker, Community Engagement Manager | wendyw@seattleaudubon.org

The Nature Shop


UNDER REVIEW

Nature Camp

  • Seattle Audubon has contacted all families who had registered for Nature Camp with specific information. 

We encourage everyone to keep informed of developments, as this situation is rapidly evolving. Seattle Audubon will continue to follow and adhere to recommendations issued by the CDC and/or Public Health — Seattle & King County. Any changes to our programs and activities will be posted on our website, www.seattleaudubon.org. General inquires made to the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop phone line at (206) 523-4483 or info@seattleaudubon.org will be checked periodically. Please allow for a delay in response. 

 

Sincerely,

Claire Catania, Executive Director

Jennifer McKeirnan, Board President

 

Resources

Washington State Coronavirus Response: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/

Public Health — Seattle & King County updates: www.publichealthinsider.com

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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