Three Georgia Civil Air Patrol Squadrons Closed Due to Coronavirus
UPDATE Mar. 13 - This suspension has been expanded to the entirety of Georgia Wing. Click here to read more.
ATLANTA – Civil Air Patrol’s Georgia Wing is suspending meetings and activities for three squadrons in an effort to protect members from COVID-19 (better known as the coronavirus). The affected units are Bartow-Etowah Composite Squadron, Cobb County Composite Squadron, and Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron. These units are expected to resume normal operations Thursday, March 19, 2020.
No Georgia Wing members are currently known to have contracted COVID-19. The decision to suspend activities for these squadrons was due to reports that some members may have come into contact with one or more people outside CAP who have confirmed cases of the disease.
Civil Air Patrol members should click here to read the announcement from the National Headquarters Health Services Team. Any members with suspected or confirmed exposure to the coronavirus should immediately contact the Georgia Wing Director of Safety, Maj. Bill Stieglitz, at 770-428-9031 x201.
Our command staff considers the health of our members to be their top priority and is monitoring the progress of this disease carefully. If the command staff determines that it is necessary to extend this suspension or expand it to include more squadrons, the affected members will be contacted immediately and details will be posted on this page. At this time, however, Civil Air Patrol is still fully prepared to perform its Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education missions in Georgia’s communities.
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1st Lt. Ethan T. Berg
Maj. Bill Stieglitz