Dear Friends, Partners, Colleagues and Supporters,
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting the world with an unprecedented situation that will have immediate and longer-term impacts on our communities.
At TCEDC, we are doing our part to protect the health and safety of our staff and community partners. To this end, we have taken the following steps in response to this global pandemic:
Starting March 16, TCEDC offices will be closed. Then, starting March 23, TCEDC staff will be working remotely. During this time, we will continue to operate and conduct business virtually. You will still be able to reach our staff by email or by calling our office at (505) 758-8731.
All staff travel has also been suspended until further notice and we have also suspended all large events and gatherings. We anticipate grant-award timelines currently continuing as planned.
Commitment to Our Funders
TCEDC also will be working with our funders and the funding community to ensure that our communities are seen and heard and not left out during this crisis.
Remember the Most Vulnerable
History tells us that these kinds of global crises can worsen inequality and have the greatest effects on those already most vulnerable. Let’s not forget about these communities, as we think about our local, national and global responses to this current pandemic.
We are following the guidance of leading organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our local and state health departments and other leading government and health authorities. We encourage others to prioritize their health and safety by taking preventative measures, including practicing social distancing, frequently washing their hands, monitoring their health, and staying home or seeking care if they feel ill. We know that our communities are resilient and compassionate and will take the necessary steps to protect their health and safety and that of their communities. Any further updates will be announced on our website and social media.
Wishing you good health and safety!