Dear NDI Partner,
As so many other organizations have during the past few weeks, National Disability Institute (NDI) has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. We have had many additional conversations about how we can protect the health and well-being of our employees during this crisis, while still maintaining business as usual.
The coronavirus is unprecedented and we have been extremely thoughtful about how we would respond to protecting staff, while continuing to do the important work we do on behalf of the disability community that we serve.
With safety as our top priority, we have decided to undertake the following measures:
- Beginning Monday, March 16, NDI staff in our Washington, D.C. office will work remotely until March 31, when we will again reassess the situation.
- All staff travel has been discontinued until the end of March.
We’d also like to share this excellent article by disability advocate, Andrew Pulrang, that recently ran in Forbes Magazine: 5 Things to Know About Coronavirus and People with Disabilities. We hope you find it helpful.
In addition, the CDC has released coronavirus.gov, a new website to share CDC updates on COVID-19. Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The website provides ways in which the community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in different settings.
NDI is developing materials for people with disabilities and others with chronic health conditions to help them maintain their financial stability and security during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they happen. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Be well and be safe.