The start of spring was supposed to be different. We were supposed to send our kids off to school; check in on our parents, grandparents, great grandparents; go into work and greet our colleagues face-to-face, perhaps have a breakfast meeting; or see a friend for lunch or coffee.
Instead, we are FaceTiming, Zoom meeting and burning up the phone lines. In all of it, there are those who are on the front lines of this battle against COVID-19, risking their own health and well-being to keep us all safe--and serve people more at risk.
We are grateful to all who are doing this important work, and take great comfort in knowing many of you are responding to emerging and evolving needs. Times like these demonstrate your resilience, and more than that, your commitment to community.
Our team, too, is hunkering down doing what we do. We will continue to be available on the phone and via email. Like all of you, we're adjusting to working from home and social distancing. Our focus is on supporting nonprofit organizations working to help our communities.
You should know we miss visiting your offices, participating in your events and celebrating your accomplishments in person.
We know you're busy, but would love to hear how you are doing.
A last reflection. Planning is just that. Plans change. And amid those changes, we are committed to coming together and working hard during this global crisis, felt so strongly locally.
We are now living in a new way. My hope is that we continue to adjust, grant each other grace and remember we are not in this alone.
- Nora, and the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board and team