Today, RTT’s Board of Directors made the decision to suspend RTT programming for a minimum of two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th in an effort to protect the health and safety of our clients/families, staff and volunteers and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 here in Maine.
While there have been no reports of COVID-19 exposure at RTT, it is clear that social distancing (in addition to hand washing, disinfecting surfaces, covering sneezes and coughs) is the number one thing that we can do to help stop the spread of this virus. As you all know, in our line of work, social distancing is just not possible!
These are tough times for all of us—families are being stressed by trying to balance work and new child care demands due to school closures, not to mention concerns about possible illness. Please know that we want the best for all of our RTT family members and hope that the decisions made by our schools, organizations like RTT and Maine’s overall preparedness, will help to contain the spread of COVID-19 here in Maine.
Clients will not be charged for lessons during this time of closure. If you have already paid your invoice for this semester we will issue credits/refunds for lessons impacted by this closure. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us by email or phone.
As we learn more, we will continue to update you. In the meantime, please stay safe, wash your hands often and maintain social distancing! We will be working to be creative in keeping you connected to the farm during this time of absence.
Sarah Bronson, PT
For additional information about COVID-19 from the CDC please click go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html or updates specific to Maine CDC go to: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml