Dear Jesuit Volunteers and Site Supervisors,
Given the direction many states are moving to declare stay-at-home policies,
we are extending our recommendation that all JV/AmeriCorps members refrain from non-essential travel and from serving at their service sites until April 10, 2020.
Over the next two weeks, we will revisit that recommendation as we get more information from all five states and CNCS about precautions and timelines of their responses. Please continue to monitor announcements from your local officials about what is being recommended in your locale and keep your Program Coordinator (PC) informed.
We will continue to support you to serve in adapted ways,
so please see the Q&A section below for details.
Additionally, we want you to know that JVC Northwest staff will be working remotely until April 28, per best practices for offices like ours. During this time, your ability to reach them and get support will remain unchanged. With travel being discouraged, we have canceled the upcoming regional retreats and are currently considering new ways of providing alternative experiences for both the BIPOC and regional gatherings that were scheduled this spring. We will be back in touch soon about the details of those new experiences.
Thanks for your patience as we monitor the situation across the region, work to adhere to public health guidelines, and make recommendations for all of you.
Executive Director, JVC Northwest