An Update from ACYPL

 

Dear alumni and friends,

Since the beginning of 2020, ACYPL has been closely following the COVID-19 situation as it affected our alumni, partners, and friends in China, South Korea, and Japan. In fact, it is hard to believe that this time last week we had an amazing group from Central America in Washington, DC and Boston.
 
The rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19 has left us all stunned and saddened, and I know that people and governments everywhere are being challenged as well. To our alumni in the medical and public health fields and at all levels of government and elected office around the world: please know we support you and the difficult decisions you are making at this time.
 
In the last 10 days, we have begun to feel the direct impacts at ACYPL as well. It has been a steady stream of cancellations starting at the beginning of March, including our 6-week Professional Fellows Program for Southeast Asian leaders, as well as cancelling an exchange for 8 Americans headed for Australia on Tuesday. And then yesterday, the State Department issued guidance that all short-term exchange programming will be paused for the next 60 days due to COVID-19. This means that resources can be rightly directed to containing the spread of the virus and keeping people healthy and safe.

As an office, we plan to continue working but will do so remotely starting on Monday, March 16th. We will be working to find creative solutions to continue our mission through social media and virtual settings.
 
We look forward to resuming programming as soon as it is safe and viable to do so. Our commitment to the work of connecting emerging leaders around the world is unwavering.
 
In the meantime, I wish all of you good health and hope to connect with you soon!
 
Sincerely,

Libby Rosenbaum 
ACYPL CEO
 

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