The fight against COVID-19 is far from over. Indonesia is struggling to cope with a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
This is a challenging moment for us as the spread of this strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has resulted in even greater challenges, making it difficult for us to carry out usual activities while also protecting our staff and orangutans.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP OUR ANIMALS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Indonesia, we have implemented strict protocols for preventing infections: All employees have their temperature checked prior to starting their work and those in direct contact with animals are required to wear protective clothing and equipment.
We also test our staff for COVID-10 on a monthly basis. As the Delta variant of the virus has contributed to the rapid rise in the number of cases throughout Indonesia, we even began preparations for more frequent testing.
In the instances where we had employees test positive for COVID-19, they were immediately sent home and tested again by PCR. At the same time, we quarantined and tested all staff and orangutans who had come into contact with the positive employee.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT IS SO IMPORTANT
Your help is crucial in allowing us to continue the testing of staff who interact directly with orangutans, in providing PPE and other sanitation supplies, and in keeping the orangutans mentally stimulated and entertained through the regular provisioning of enrichment items.
Your support helps us keep our programs safe working environments:
Please give generously to help meet our $20,000 goal.
Thank you for being such an ardent champion for orangutans during these uncertain time.