Communication from SLC Executive Director

From SLC Executive Director: Thank You + Stay Well Together

To Our Tutors

Please Click to Expand

Dear SLC Peer Staff,

I pray this message finds you well and healthy. 

As the world and our campus community continue to assess the impact of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19),  I write on behalf of all SLC staff to reaffirm our commitment to your wellbeing, safety, and humanity. If your family or loved ones have suffered from the virus, our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you are feeling nervous or anxious about your own health during this time, rest assured that we understand you. If you have been subject to racist violence and harassment triggered by fear of the virus, please know that we condemn such bigoted, hateful behavior and that we stand in solidarity with you. 

I also want to express my deepest gratitude for your grace, patience, and continued service to your peers during this time of uncertainty. To see our atrium and classrooms abuzz with activity day in and day out has humbled and moved me. I want you to know that my team and I are monitoring the condition closely and are committed to doing everything in our power to prioritize your health and safety. 

In particular, we are committed to the following actions, effective immediately: 

  • Sanitize the César Chávez atrium and all work surface areas regularly during the outbreak

  • Provide hand sanitizer at all intake points and throughout our learning space

  • Keep you up-to-date on any developments relevant to your health and safety

  • Ensure you’ll continue to have a rigorous, respectful, and supportive learning environment to perform your best work.

In turn, we ask that you exercise the following precautions to protect yourself and others from the spread of infectious diseases:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly 

  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or facial tissues

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Observe the advice of public health officials as you contemplate medical intervention.

Indeed, despite the feeling of uncertainty, let us resolve to exercise the limited control we do have to stay healthy. In this spirit, I invite you to join our newly launched Stay Well Together campaign and the attendant #InOurCleanHands call-to-action. Starting this week, every access point to the SLC, every classroom, every drop-in station, every staff office will be equipped with hand sanitizer for your use. Whenever you are unable to wash your hands with soap and water, pump a generous amount of sanitizer in your hands, rub them together for at least 25 seconds, and let them dry completely before resuming your activity. 

Through this campaign, we seek to promote a learning culture that values your wellbeing, encourages you to take ownership of your health, and supports you in strengthening your capacity to navigate an unpredictable world. Click here to learn more and join us!

 

With love and gratitude,

Cara Stanley

Executive Director

 To Our Student Users

Please Click to Expand

Dear SLC Community,

As the world continues to grapple with the impact of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, I write on behalf of all SLC staff to reaffirm our commitment to your wellbeing, safety, and humanity. If your family or loved ones have suffered from the virus, our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you have been subject to racist violence and harassment triggered by fear of the virus, please know that we condemn such bigoted, hateful acts and that we stand with you. If you are feeling nervous or anxious about your own health during this period of uncertainty, rest assured that we understand you.

I want you to know that we are working diligently to monitor the situation and follow all the instructions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as by the campus and local public health authorities, to prioritize your wellbeing. 

In particular, our Center is committed to the following actions: 

  • Sanitize the César Chávez atrium and all work surface areas daily during the outbreak

  • Provide hand sanitizer at all intake points and throughout our learning space

  • Keep you up-to-date on any developments relevant to your health and safety

  • Ensure you’ll continue to have a rigorous, respectful, and supportive learning environment to which to come.

In turn, we ask that you exercise the following precautions to protect yourself and others from the spread of infectious diseases:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly 

  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or facial tissues

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Observe the advice of public health officials as you contemplate medical intervention.

Indeed, in the face of uncertainty around the outbreak, let us resolve to exercise the limited control we do have to stay healthy. In this spirit, I invite you to join our newly launched Stay Well Together campaign and the attendant #InOurCleanHands call-to-action. Starting this week, every access point to the SLC, every classroom, every drop-in station, every staff office will be equipped with hand sanitizer for your use. Whenever you are unable to wash your hands with soap and water, pump a generous amount of sanitizer in your hands, rub them together for at least 25 seconds, and let them dry completely before resuming your activity. 

Through this campaign, we seek to promote a learning culture that values your wellbeing, encourages you to take ownership of your health, and supports you in strengthening your capacity to navigate an unpredictable world. Click here to learn more and join us!

 

In peace, love, and solidarity,

Cara Stanley

Executive Director