LANL FOUNDATION News:
ESPAÑOLA – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and governor’s stay-at-home order, the LANL Foundation offices will be open only for essential operations until at least April 6.
All outside meetings will be postponed or held telephonically or digitally. Reassessment will be made April 6 and a decision made about what to do going forward.
“First and foremost, we extend our condolences to those throughout the world who are dealing with hardship during this time, and our gratitude to our leaders, healthcare professionals, first responders, and others helping to guide our communities through this challenge,” LANL Foundation President/CEO Jenny Parks said. “We also commit to you that, as we work together through this crisis, the LANL Foundation will continue to do all that we can to support our babies, families, students, school districts, pueblos and other communities in Northern New Mexico. The health, safety, and security of our staff, our families, and our communities are paramount to the Foundation. In efforts to keep our families safe, we have implemented strong measures to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus.”
LANL Foundation staff are working remotely. All business travel and in-person LANL Foundation events are canceled until further notice. Additionally, all outside events held at the LANL Foundation are canceled and will be rescheduled.
“LANL Foundation is allowing staff additional flexibility and time off to attend to family and other needs,” Parks said. “This is an “all-hands-on-deck” moment, a time for us to come together to work for the common good. The more action we take now to limit our exposure to COVID-19, the more we protect our communities from infection. Our decision is in solidarity with ‘flattening the curve,’ the new motto for limiting the pandemic’s spread.”
For more details on the logic behind the decision, see this story from the New York Times: Flattening the Coronavirus Curve.
About LANL Foundation
Since 1997, the LANL Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through our diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, we work to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities.
For more information visit: www.lanlfoundation.org