our commitment to you during COVID – 19

March 11, 2020

UPDATED: March 16, 2020

We want to update you on The Pablove Foundation’s planning and response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, with our continued focus on guarding the safety and well-being of our communities, with a special eye on our Shutterbugs who may be immunocompromised.

The Pablove Foundation includes a wonderful Scientific Advisory Board, that is charged with selecting the most impactful research to fund help find a cure. This Board is comprised of medical and medical research professionals, and we have consulted some of them on what we – as a Foundation – should consider going forward. Further, we are in touch with our Hospital partners across the nation, and we are adapting according to their recommendations. We are obviously concerned about our Shutterbugs:

  • Houston Shutterbugs Introductory Class (Spring 2020): Class has been postponed until further notice
  • All Other Introductory Classes: Postponed until further notice
  • New York City Advanced Class: Classes will be held online for the remainder of the current session
  • Shutterbugs Summer Camp (June): No change as of now
  • All Shutterbugs Gallery Shows originally scheduled for the spring will be postponed until further notice
  • Pablove Shutterbugs graduation events will be conducted online

We will be in touch with parents and Shutterbugs supporting teaching teams if and when plans change with additional information.

The Pablove Foundation and its origin are based on love and community. We continue to believe that community matters but it must reflect the guidance for health policy advisors.  To stay safe, we recommend:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash. Then wash your hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands and instead use an alternative greeting protocol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (stay 6 feet away)
  • Clean and disinfect all frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Heed the advice from your local authorities

For questions and concerns, please contact info@pablove.org or email me at kerstin@pablove.org

with care and pablove,

Kerstin Lynam
Pablove CEO