Southface Protocols During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

UPDATE: Considering the ongoing high infection rates of COVID-19 and the need to protect the health of everyone in our community, our offices will remain closed for external guests and stakeholders until January 4, 2021.

All field inspections and visits are being addressed on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions, please reach out to your Southface contact or call our main number at (404) 872-3549.

As the Southeast’s oldest sustainability nonprofit, Southface cares about our community’s health and safety first and foremost. We are continuously monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the COVID-19 virus and are following guidance from local authorities, including recommendations in regard to large gatherings, field testing, inspections, etc.

We wanted to make you aware of a few actions that we have taken to do our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19:

  • Our Pine St. and SWEET centers are closed to visitors until January 4, 2021.
  • Southface staff have been encourage to continue to work from home. They are reachable via email and have access to their work via remote and online systems.
  • All  meetings and events  will be held remotely online or over the phone through the end of this year. This includes:
    • Greenprints will take place via an online platform to better serve attendees, speakers and sponsors of this important conference and conversation. The event will focus on aspects of building a regenerative economy across the different parts of our community, with a special focus on the Southeast.
    • Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: SART will take place online only, streamed to registered participants. Southface will send login information the week of SART to those who registered.
    • Trainings: We have a growing number of trainings and courses available online. Please visit our website periodically to see updates or sign up to receive emails about new online offerings. For those registered for a training affected by these changes, we’ll be contacting you soon about either: 1. Cancelling your registration for a full refund (Please see our refund and cancellation policy for more information), or 2. transferring your registration to the next available offering of the class for which you are registered. If you have made travel arrangements, please make sure to contact your travel company to cancel or transfer your bookings.
    • Southface Public Tours: All in-person tours of our building are postponed until further notice, and we’re developing an online version that should be available soon.
    • Southface Building Assessments and Inspections: We are taking the following precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients with upcoming field inspections and/or assessments.

For occupied buildings:

  • We’ll be contacting developers and owners to schedule field work on a case by case basis.

For unoccupied buildings:

  • If a building is still under construction, we can complete field inspections at this time since the crowds will be under CDC recommendations of 50.
  • Our team will use caution, wear gloves and practice social distancing (six feet between persons) when assessing any building site.
  • If for any reason a building assessment needs to be rescheduled, we’ll be in touch with you by the end of this month to make those arrangements.

Thank you for the effort each person is making to protect the health and safety of our community! We wish you the best as we face this evolving situation.