17 Mar An important message to the CATA community about COVID-19
With the recent state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding COVID-19, we want to keep you informed of CATA’s planning as we respond to a quickly evolving situation.
What we are doing:
We recognize that many CATA artists are especially vulnerable and more at risk of serious complications from coronavirus. With the health and safety of CATA artists and our larger community as our top priority, we are suspending all CATA workshops until April 1.
Please know this was a difficult decision for us to make. We know that our artists benefit enormously from CATA workshops. But with the well-being of the community as our guiding light, we believe this is the right decision to keep CATA artists and partners safe. We hope this is a temporary interruption to our program year, and we look forward to scheduling make-ups soon so that our artists can continue to share their creative spirit and connect with others through the arts.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and to stay in close contact with program partners, caregivers, CATA artists and their families, and we will be in touch in the coming weeks to share more about our schedule in April. Please know that at this time, we are moving ahead with plans for upcoming public events in May, including our Annual Performance & Gala.
During these challenging times, we’re grateful for supporters and partners like you who believe in the life-changing power of CATA’s programs. We will miss our CATA artists over these next two weeks, and we look forward to resuming our dynamic, art-filled programs soon. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to me at (413) 528-5485 or Margaret@CATAarts.org.
With gratitude for your support,