Staying safe and engaged as we tackle the Coronavirus together

The Center for Rural Affairs is committed to continuing our work for opportunity and justice for everyone in rural America during the rapidly evolving response to the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 and the ripple effects will create new challenges for rural people and rural places. Our work may look different in the days ahead, but we will continue to serve our mission in all ways possible.

During this time, the Center will act to prioritize staff, community, and public health. We recognize staff, clients, and community members have varying risk levels from COVID-19. We’re all concerned about spreading it to someone who is at risk. We will do our part to reduce transmission.

What you can expect from us:

  • Our offices will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. Staff are working remotely.
  • In-person Center events will be canceled, postponed, or held virtually until further notice. If you have an event scheduled with us, look for communication from staff about remote communication, cancelation, or postponement.
  • Stay tuned. We’ll look for innovative ways to engage communities and policymakers in the coming weeks. We also urge all to follow public health guidance, check in on your neighbors, and support local businesses when you can.

We encourage you to stay safe and take steps to reduce spread of the Coronavirus. Being engaged and staying healthy are two of the most important things we can do to help our communities. We’ll get through this together.