About Me

Winter Party Festival COVID-19 Update

By Charlotte Robinson, March 17, 2020
The National LGBTQ Task Force has issued the following statement that one of their guests who attended their Winter Party Festival that ran from March 4th to 10th in Miami Beach, Florida has tested positive for COVID-19. Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “On March 14th, 2020, I was informed that one of our Winter Party Festival (WPF) guests tested positive for COVID-19 in the week following our event. We are grateful to them for alerting us, particularly given that they were not experiencing symptoms during WPF and had traveled elsewhere, but wanted to make sure we were aware of this development. We know there are many places people could have been exposed before & after Winter Party as this virus has developed, but we wanted to make this information public as soon as possible. The health & safety of anyone who participates in any Task Force event is of great importance to us. Regarding WPF, we made the most informed decision at the time, following official guidance available at the time. We also took extensive precautions, including comprehensive signage with information from the CDC about practicing good hygiene, as well as providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the Festival, including the Welcome Center, all entrances & at all events. Information & circumstances have changed rapidly since WPF. We continue to encourage all WPF guests to monitor their health, practice social distancing, wash hands with soap, use hand sanitizer & contact their doctor if they think they are exhibiting symptoms. If one tests positive for COVID-19, we urge them to contact those they were in direct contact with so all can take steps to monitor their health & speak with their doctors. We will continue to monitor the situation & update attendees & the public as needed. Like other organizations, our entire staff are working remotely & we have cancelled all events, trainings & gatherings for the foreseeable future."
For More Info: cdc.gov
LISTEN: Imani Rupert-Gordon Talks NCLR & LGBTQ Equality
Hear Audio Chats w/ LGBTQ Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™

1 comment:

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force said...

I am deeply saddened by the death of Israel Carrera. I extend my care and condolences to his loved ones, his friends and family. He was so clearly loved by many. The particular cruelty of this virus, this pandemic, is our inability to be together in grief, to hold each other and to care for each other. We hold Israel and everyone being affected by COVID-19 in our hearts.

Featured Post

Harmful Bills Targeting LGBTQ Kids Pass

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has signed a series of discriminatory bills that directly target our LGBTQ youth especially transgender ...

Popular Posts