Dear friends and colleagues:
As we all face the common goal of adapting to the COVID-19 challenge, San Francisco Estuary Institute staff are continuing to provide science to help ensure clean water, manage our environment, and create climate adaptation options for our Bay and Delta region.
While we continue this work, we are thinking of the larger community, our families, friends, and colleagues. We hope you are faring well in these uncharted times. We’re humbly in awe of the courage of medical staff and other first responders. We’re also grateful for all who keep food on our grocery shelves and maintain our community’s essential services. We feel for the families facing additional challenges from childcare, eldercare, or loss of income. We know that our region’s social and economic equity has just taken another body blow.
As sheltering in place evolves, we want to share a tool SFEI developed that may be useful to you. This online tool “Care in the Time of Corona,” enables our staff to take care of one another, to be ready in case anyone falls sick or needs extra help. It allows staff voluntarily to identify their proximity to each other, and sign up to provide or request errands like shopping, home repairs, and pet care. This resource explains the tool and how to freely replicate it for use by any of your communities (e.g., work, school, organization, or faith group).