Rehoming and Adopting During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Rehoming and Adopting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Post by HCA Adoptions » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:26 am

April 11, 2020

The Hermit Crab Association would like to address the global COVID-19 pandemic and our adoption pages.

The HCA encourages everyone to attempt to refrain from adopting crabs until this pandemic is over. At this time all of humanity must do their part in order to prevent the spread the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

After much consideration we are allowing the adoption forum to remain open. We are aware that not everyone will be able to properly care for their hermit crabs due to increased circumstances. We ask that if you still plan to put hermit crabs up for adoption or plan to adopt use extreme caution and care doing so. We also would like to state that these are suggestions and are in no way to be considered as a way to 100% eliminate contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Follow all state and local rules and guidelines if any travel restrictions are in place. Breaking these restrictions can lead to fines and/or arrest.

Ask if the other party has been exposed to anyone that was in contact with anyone experiencing flu like symptoms within the last 14 days.

Always maintain the 6 feet or 2 meters of space in order to safely social distance.

Wear proper PPE (personal protection equipment) such as face masks, gloves and/or other items that will limit both parties from exposure.

Avoid touching your face with your hands.

Wash hands thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds using proper techniques and sanitizers.

Be aware that most areas are still too cold to keep hermit crabs outside longer than a minute or two. Any lengthy period of exposure to colder temperatures can result in the death of the hermit crabs. The safest option for the hermit crabs would be a "drop, and go" technique. Both parties acknowledge each other. The person with the hermit crabs sets them down and walks away. You pick up the hermit crabs.

Be aware that COVID-19 virus can live on different surfaces anywhere from several hours up to several days. This includes containers hermit crabs are transported in and potentially on the hermit crabs as well.

Thank You,
The Hermit Crab Association Team

Here are links from the Center of Disease Control for more information
CDC Covid-19 Website
CDC Social Distancing ... ncing.html
CDC Protecting Yourself ... ntion.html
Please PM the HCA Adoptions account if you are interested in a listed adoption or have questions about our adoption program.

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