The executive board of Galt Area Historical Society (GAHS) announced early this week that it has canceled Kite Day, originally scheduled for April 5; the Ladies Tea, scheduled for May 9; and the monthly Open House at the Rae all due to county and state efforts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

“The executive board wants all our members to be safe,” GAHS President Janis Barsetti Gray said. “Currently, our state has a ‘stay-at-home’ order with some exceptions.

In addition to its events, GAHS also canceled its general member meeting, which was supposed to have taken place on Monday, and “any future meeting until we are told it is safe to resume,” Barsetti Gray said.

The executive board will be holding meetings on conference or web calls. “We will not meet in person,” Barsetti Gray said. “Any pertinent information will be distributed to members via our newsletter.”

Barsetti Gray also asked that those volunteering at McFarland Living History Ranch keep their numbers to less than 10 people and stay six feet apart to abide by state and county recommendations.

“However, I ask that, unless the work is necessary, it be stopped until we are allowed to resume normal activities,” Barsetti Gray said. “Please follow all the guidelines that our county, state and President have given us so we all are safe.”