As the vast majority of active Chapter members are in the most vulnerable age group, please take this Covid-19 pandemic seriously and practice social distancing. We hope to resume our usual schedule of meetings and events soon.
Below is the most recent message we received yesterday from Chris Wood, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited, Inc.
We are all adapting to the new realities of the COVID-19 virus. Because of our concern for the health and well-being of our employees, we are closing all of TU’s offices and have requested all TU staff to work from home. We have also canceled all travel.
We are in a very fluid situation, and new information is rapidly emerging. Yesterday, the White House urged that we all avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more people.
Here is what the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control says:
“Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. People who are at higher risk are encouraged to avoid crowds as much as possible.”
For that reason, all in-person and indoor Trout Unlimited events and gatherings, including chapter meetings, are cancelled for the next 30 days. We will assess where we stand in 30 days and have further guidance at that point. Small group outings may proceed with all of the proper precautions taken about social distancing.
COVID-19 has everyone on edge. Please be safe and be careful, but also enjoy the time with family and friends, and the people you love. Know that we will get through this together, and we will continue the good work of protecting and restoring the places we live, love, and fish.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and I wish you and your families all the best.
P.S. Please help us spread the word by sharing these messages from our blog and YouTube channel with your members and partners.