As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, we’ve been encouraged by the majority of you in the PCT community who are doing the right thing by staying home, limiting the spread of the virus.
On April 13, California Gavin Newsom said (via Twitter) “CA has 22,348 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 3,015 of those cases are in our hospitals. 1,178 of those are in the ICU. We must continue to take this seriously. Stay home. Practice physical distancing.”
In consideration of this—and the likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19 infections if social distancing were to end soon—the PCTA has decided to extend our shutdown of all in-person volunteer projects, trainings and events to June 1.
This includes extending our request for everyone to stay off the Pacific Crest Trail until further notice as well.
We acknowledge the difficulty of staying at home and the impact it has on our lives and the economy. But we’re confident that extending our shutdown is the best way for all of us to stay safe. We also believe this will allow us to get back to the trail sooner rather than later.
Thank you for your support in limiting the spread of the pandemic. We’ll keep monitoring all available guidance on the pandemic and as June 1 approaches, reevaluate the situation and keep you updated.