Updated: March 12, 2020; 11:29 AM PST
We recognize the impact and uncertainty that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating in our communities. As always, the health and safety of our BTM program participants, staff, and mentors remains of utmost importance to us.
At this time, the BTM office will be closed until March 31, 2020 and all staff will be working remotely during that time so we strongly encourage the use of email correspondence to receive the quickest response. Additional adjustments have been made to our internal policies for the next thirty (30) days.
We have cancelled the following:
- All BTM in-school group sessions through March 31, 2020 or later (additional dates may be applicable in accordance with school district closures)
- Adventure Mountain Weekend (March 20-22, 2020)
- All BTM Community Engagement Activities through March 31, 2020
We are also working directly with all of our partner school districts and schools to establish preparedness plans informed by program guidelines and best practices and will send out this information accordingly to impacted staff and participants. We are committed to minimizing disruptions to our work but will continue to make adjustments as circumstances change.
We urge everyone to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help slow the spread of illness. For all information related to COVID-19, including steps you can take to protect yourself and others from illness, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
Our priority remains keeping our BTM family safe and well-informed while doing what we can to help minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus. We thank you for your cooperation.
All my gratitude,
Rose Courtney, Executive Director