Hello Mid-Atlantic Babywearing Families and Caretakers,
We know by now everyone is in the midst of making arrangements for the current COVID-19 situation. The Mid-Atlantic Babywearing Board of Directors has been discussing the best solutions moving through the coming months. Our thoughts are with the healthcare providers, high-risk individuals, and their families.
At this time, all March 2020 meetups have been cancelled. We will monitor the situation and recommendations by the CDC and health professionals to make a decision about the April meetings. We will try to make the decision as early as possible so that caretakers can plan accordingly. Some of these decisions will be made by the meeting locations themselves; many of the locations where we host meetups have suspended all events for the time being*.
All carriers that are currently checked out have been renewed through MyTurn, and there will be no “overdue” carriers. Should you receive a return message please email: email@example.com and we will correct the return date. All carriers that are currently “out” will be cleaned and sanitized before returning to circulation. We will also extend each current membership an additional month.
Our Volunteers and Educators are currently working on a plan to bring live videos, tutorials, and virtual meetings to our Facebook support group. If you need help with a carrier, please reach out to us and we will do our best to assist either via the Facebook group or a private chat. Please also remember that babywearing is a wonderful tool for helping keep sick kids close and keeping them out of reach of germy surfaces. It is also a great way to calm both kids and caregivers, and connect in times of stress.
The Mid-Atlantic Babywearing Board of Directors
*Please note: St Luke Lutheran Church (our Chester County meeting location) is closed to all outside events until further notice. Most libraries, including the ones we regularly meet at, have suspended events and meetings until further notice. Please check with these organizations before attending previously scheduled events.