On Easter Sunday, Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary resident caretaker Tim Blount tested positive for COVID-19. Tim had developed symptoms the week before, following the first of two COVID vaccinations, and had been self-quarantined since then. Tim’s partner Kristy Reske also had COVID-like symptoms but tested negative; she is self-quarantining at home.
In consultation with the Arizona Department of Health, we are recommending that anyone who may have had close contact with either Tim or Kristy be alert for any COVID-like symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. Though risk of outdoor transmission is extremely low, we continue to strongly encourage social distancing and masks for visitors to Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary.
We are currently awaiting an update on Tim’s condition and will post an update as we know more.