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COVID-19 Update

3/17/2020

Hello everyone,
Here is an update on the upcoming spring lesson session, as our state and the world continue to navigate the outbreak of COVID-19.

As I am sure you are aware, this situation is changing daily (if not hourly) and we will adjust and communicate accordingly.

At this time, we are postponing the start of spring session to the week of April 27th.

We will be looking at each participant individually to determine if we can safely serve them and protect the health of our community, based on recommendations from PATH Intl., the CDC, WA State Department of Health and Whatcom County Health Department.

We may postpone riders from participating in spring session if they fall into any of the following categories:
-Age 60+
-Have a chronic illness (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, or other immunocompromising condition)
-Individuals who require sidewalkers in order to safely participate

Existing participants will not need updated physicians paperwork to be enrolled in spring session. New participants will need to have physicians clearance.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times,

Julia Bozzo

NWTRC Executive Director

 

3/16/2020

Dear NWTRC families, volunteers, board members, and supporters:

There is much uncertainty in this time as the news about COVID-19 continues to unfold in our area and across the world. 

We are closely monitoring the outbreak and are following CDC, WA State Department of Health and Whatcom County Health Department guidelines to do our part in "flattening the curve".

At this time NWTRC is not accepting any new volunteer or participant applications.

NWTRC staff and a core group of volunteers are caring for our herd of horse's needs, exercise and being kept to their daily routine as much as possible.

As our state continues to navigate the outbreak of COVID-19 -- including recent school closures and confirmation of cases in Whatcom County - this situation is changing daily (if not hourly) and we will adjust and communicate accordingly.

This is going to place an incredible strain on our programs already very lean budget, any amount of support to keep our horses fed and cared for is greatly appreciated! Donations can be made here.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this challenging time,

Julia Bozzo

NWTRC Executive Director