Coronavirus Update – as of March 23, 2020
The best advice is to follow the guidance of our local and state health departments: Scott County Health Department, Rock Island County Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Illinois Department of Public Health.
For a community with minimal or moderate spread, the CDC recommends that all events of 10 or more people should be cancelled or held virtually until April 1st. Of course, those with higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness should avoid any gatherings at all.
Large PACG events have been postponed or cancelled. Our regular meetings and other small gatherings will be held online using Zoom. PACG has purchased sufficient Zoom licenses for our leaders to schedule meetings. Our Office Manager, Julie Ross, can set up Zoom meetings on behalf of other members or affiliates. Contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org, her cell (563-508-2209) or the PACG Office (563-676-7580).
People can join a Zoom meeting using a phone, tablet or computer. This service is free to the meeting participants. Zoom is a user-friendly tool and we are in the process of training our activists in its use (please be patient as we make this transition). We believe online meetings will enable us to keep up our good work through this difficult time. Just as important, for those who must self-quarantine, it will keep them connected with their fellow activists. And even after the pandemic restrictions end, we believe this will be a useful tool for holding at least some meetings in the future (think snow storms and other inclement weather).
We will use our website and calendar to give you Zoom links for meetings and online events.
Contact Alta Price, MD with questions or concerns.