MTA Takes the Community Wellness Commitment

MountainTrotter Arts is one of many organizations participating in the NRV's Road to Wellness "Community Wellness Commitment". Our non-profit organization has a strong relationship with our community and creates a variety of public events and activities - we value the health and safety of our patrons and visitors and are excited to be part of the Be Committed. Be Well. pledge.

Some of our regularly scheduled events, such as the Craft & Draft Festival, October 2020, will now take place virtually. Although things will look much differently this year, MountainTrotter Arts will continue to encourage & advocate for local artists and makers, while furthering engagement within our community.

For any of our events that will continue to be held, such as Pandemic Perspectives and The

Radford Farmers Market, we will encourage the Community Wellness Commitment by: creating physical signage to be displayed, encouraging the commitment via social media, and practicing the commitment ourselves to be good role models & examples.

We encourage our community to take pride in their and their neighbor's health and safety by following the simple guidelines that have been put forth by health officials, scientists, and our Virginia Government.

While many of MountainTrotter Arts' events take place outdoors, we are still strongly encouraging social distancing, the wearing a face mask of covering, and the below commitment, which our board of directors unanimously voted to approve:

As members of the community, we pledge to care for the health and well-being of others by personally adopting our Community Wellness Commitment: 

  • We will affirm our commitment to the safety, health, and well-being of our campuses and local communities.

  • We will affirm that we will support the mental well-being of all community members.

  • We will wear face coverings/masks in public areas.

  • We will practice physical distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others.

  • We will practice good hygiene, including frequent handwashing and covering coughs or sneezes.

  • We will stay home and avoid public spaces when not feeling well.

  • We will contact a health care provider or an urgent care facility if we believe we are sick or have been exposed to the coronavirus.

  • We will support but avoid contact with those who are sick.

  • We will follow public health guidelines and medical recommendations to be tested and self-isolate as necessary.

  • We will make a list of all others with whom we have had close contact, if necessary, to aid in contact-tracing efforts.

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During a regularly scheduled board meeting of MountainTrotter Arts on August 12, 2020 the board of directors unanimously voted to approve the Community Wellness Commitment Resolution.

In attendance: Lauri Murphy (executive director, chair); Scott Gardner (vice chair); Michelle Beale (secretary); Laura Kinzie (treasurer); Matthew Close; Lucinda McDermott Piro; Karen Gerlach; Katie McFall. Absent: Shelly Sherman

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