CoDev, Cafe Etico & covid-19
Special Message to CoDevelopment Canada’s Supporters, Members and Partners
Regarding Operations During the Covid-19 Pandemic
In accordance with the advice of BC’s Public Health officer, CoDevelopment Canada is taking steps to maintain social distancing and reduce opportunities for the Covid-19 virus to spread. At the same time, we recognize the importance of maintaining support for our partners in Latin America who will face huge challenges in the coming months.
As of Monday, March 23, most CoDev staff will work from home. CoDev has set up remote computer connections for all staff and established an online meeting routine that should enable us to conduct most of our business this way. However, the CoDev offices will remain open with skeleton staffing, and orders for Café Etico can still be filled. The general office phone line will still be answered, and all staff will continue to regularly respond to messages sent to their CoDev e-mail addresses.
Office hours will remain 9 AM to 5 PM,
This work routine will remain in place until Tuesday, April 14. Prior to that date, we will reassess the situation and decide on whether to extend it, or adopt a new model.
We hope that these measures will serve to strike a balance between reducing the likelihood of contracting or spreading the virus, while maintaining much-needed solidarity with all our partners in Latin America and their struggle for social justice, human rights and sustainable and equitable development.
We thank you all for your patience and understanding in these challenging times.