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COVID-19 - Update from The Transition Network
March 12, 2020
|We ask that you:
Let’s be kind and work together to keep ourselves, our friends and our families safe!
- Protect others and take care of yourself.
- If you are not feeling well, or are experiencing symptoms of any illness, please stay home. Follow the guidelines below and consult a doctor if you believe you may have contracted COVID-19.
- If you have traveled to an area with COVID-19 community spread within the past month or are aware of having been exposed to someone with the virus, or if you have respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, or have a fever (whether or not you believe you have the virus), you should not attend group meetings. If you have any of these symptoms, the host (or other group members) may ask you to leave the meeting.
- Follow the guidance from your local chapter about meetings and events. Unless you hear otherwise from your chapter, members of transition peer groups and special interest groups should decide as a group whether or not the group should continue to meet in person, or go on hiatus until things settle down. Groups can, if they wish, meet by video conference (using Skype, Zoom or another service) or by phone (using a service such as Freeconferencecall.com) or even outdoors (if practicable), to limit the risk of spreading the virus. If you normally host a TTN group meeting and do not wish to do so now, please communicate that to your group as soon as possible.
- Stay healthy. Wash your hands with soap and water often; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; cough or sneeze into your arm; consider practicing social distancing if advised to do so by health authorities. Click here for additional basic preventive tips from the World Health Organization.
- Stay informed. Follow the CDC and Coronavirus.gov guidelines. Consult these sources before deciding whether to travel, either within the US or to another country.
- Your chapter will be making key decisions on whether to hold, postpone or cancel upcoming events and meetings, based on local conditions. Your chapter leadership will be in touch with you directly by email or through TTN’s website with their decisions, and, if applicable, the refund policies for events that are cancelled. Please check your emails and keep informed.
- Please understand that decisions such as these, during a time of public health concern, are not always easy ones. Be generous with your colleagues and local leadership. Stay in touch. You may not be able to see your family and TTN friends as much as you wish, given the public health guidelines. But you can still stay in touch and combat isolation using modern technology.
- Stay in touch. You may not be able to see your family and TTN friends as much as you wish, given the public health guidelines. But you can still stay in touch and combat isolation using modern technology.