Meows, Barks, and other Salutations, gentle Bay-PAH folk –
As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 outbreak is a dynamic and evolving situation. As we move closer to BLFC, the Bay-PAH board of directors continues to monitor the situation. At this point in time, we intend to move forward with our BLFC events as planned.
I am sure you have many questions. I’ll meow about some of them:
What Bay-PAH is doing
The health and safety of our attendees is of paramount concern to us. We will be keeping up-to-date with CDC prevention recommendations and the WHO’s advice.
We are staying up-to-date on Reno’s municipal response, Nevada’s state-wide response, GSR’s local response as well as that of BLFC coordinators. Our current decision is to go on with the show, so long as BLFC itself is happening.
We are concerned with the stigma against those who have recently traveled, who are of Asian descent, are emergency or health care providers, or are in any other group who is being hurt by this stigma. Bay-PAH will not tolerate any such behavior toward our guests, our volunteers, or our staff.
What you can do
Wash your paws!
Stay home if you aren’t feeling well!
Keep up-to-date on on advice from the CDC and WHO.
And please remember:
Everyone deserves compassion and respect. We are all on this planet together. COVID-19 doesn’t care who it infects, and we are all potentially at risk. If we help each other stay informed and take appropriate precautions, care for each other, and stand against stigma and predjustice, then we can better protect each other, our communities, and ourselves.