The Orcas Center board and staff have received questions regarding the public health concern over the recent Novel Coronavirus (2019-ncov) outbreak. As of this writing, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-ncov) in San Juan County, so current risk of transmission is low. That being said, our general policy as an organization is to follow the recommendation of experts.
Our local source of information is the San Juan County Health & Community Services Department. They’ve established a specific website for information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus: https://www.sanjuanco.com/
1668/2019-Novel-Coronavirus. They’ve also provided some common sense recommendations here: https://orcasissues.com/a- common-sense-local- perspective-on-coronavirus- from-county-health-officials.
Below is our plan of action should the public health concern continue to rise:
Orcas Center’s Plan for Closure/Performance Cancellation:
- If Orcas Center needs to close or cancel performances, we will work with the performers to reschedule if possible.
- Tickets for any canceled performance will automatically be transferred to the new date. If a patron cannot attend the rescheduled date, or if a performance has to be ultimately canceled, a refund will be issued.
- Any cancellations or rescheduling of Orcas Center meetings and productions will be announced in our newsletter and on our website. Ticket holders will be notified by email. Ticket holders without a valid email will be notified by phone.
Orcas Center’s Plan for Minimizing Exposure:
- Orcas Center currently encourages volunteers, performers, and staff to wash hands frequently and stay home if feeling ill. If you are scheduled to volunteer at a performance, and cannot attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
- Following any closure, Orcas Center will implement any recommendations by the Health & Community Services Department for disinfecting the building.
We wish you all a safe and healthy spring!
The Orcas Center Board and Staff