Dear Friends and Partners of the Williamsburg Health Foundation,
With the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Williamsburg, we want to share a couple of important thoughts with you.
WHF has not determined any one course of action in response to the coronavirus. As many resources – federal, state, and local – will be brought to bear on this crisis, we are learning every day about what resources will come into the community and what resources need to be found within the community.
As you are probably aware, the spread in the Peninsula Health District, which is our health district, has been among the highest in Virginia. We must all continue to listen to local news and information to understand how the situation is evolving. We encourage you to visit the Governor’s website at https://www.governor.virginia.gov/ for news and information.
As of 3/17/20, I have instructed all WHF staff to work from home. This to both protect our staff and to contribute to the health of Greater Williamsburg by reducing the spread of the virus. Should you need to email anyone on our staff, please visit williamsburghealthfoundation.org/staff.
Although we are not physically in the office, we are all working and can be reached by email and phone. We have good systems in place and will continue business as usual, just in separate locations.
We live in a community with many outstanding organizations doing great work. I am deeply impressed by the engagement I have already seen from our schools and local nonprofit agencies to address short term needs like hunger. This community always comes together in a productive, meaningful way in times of crisis.
Please be in touch with us so we understand the challenges you are facing. We know COVID-19 will likely affect a grantee’s ability to carry out work you had planned to do. We offer our flexibility during this time and encourage you to be in touch with our staff if you have concerns.
Please stay well and be in touch!
Carol L. Sale, RN, MSN
President and CEO