The PAWS Atlanta team has been monitoring the trajectory of the BA.5 variant of COVID-19. Both DeKalb and Fulton Counties’ community levels are no longer rated as “high”, so we are eliminating the requirement for members of our staff and the community to wear masks while indoors at the shelter. We fully support anyone who chooses to continue to wear a mask while indoors. We will continue to track the BA.5 variant’s trajectory and make adjustments to our protocols as needed.
The following procedures remain in place:
- All volunteers must continue to sign-up for their shifts ahead of time.
- Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should continue to stay home until they can provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
We’ve been through a lot together since the start of the pandemic. The safety of our volunteers, adopters, staff, and animals is always our priority. The PAWS team thanks you for your unwavering support through this challenging period.