DR. ED SCHNEIDER RELEASED THE FOLLOWING TODAY:
As I write this, blooming bluebonnets and other wildflowers on the BRIT campus remind me that it’s spring, a favorite season for botanists and for all of us who love plants.
Sadly, it has also become a season of crisis and caution due to the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, following Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth mandates to curb the spread of the virus, BRIT will temporarily close beginning today through April 22. For their health and safety, all of our employees will be sheltering at home during this time.
Just as the wildflower seasons come and go, we know that this season too will surely pass.
Until then, please know this: We are in this thing together.
We are in it with your families, friends and loved ones. We are in it with all of those who have shown their support and generosity for so many years. We are in it with our volunteers, fellow employees and Fort Worth Botanic Garden partners – we will work to ensure they are supported as they are also looking to support BRIT. It is my sincere belief that our positive collaboration built over the past several years will withstand this crisis and my greatest hope, that you will continue to support this endeavor.
We will keep you in our thoughts during this season and ask that you keep us in yours.
Ed Schneider, president of Botanical Research Institute of Texas