STAFF MEMORANDUM REGARDING COVID-19

Dear Staff Members,
As our community and communities across the country respond to the COVID-19
pandemic, our priority remains the health and safety of our community.
In compliance with the recent directive from the Nigerian government, and in an
effort to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus, all project activities and
meetings, scheduled on or after Friday, March 26, 2020, have been postponed.
Effective Friday, March 26, 2020, all CIRDDOC offices will practice social distancing
by teleworking as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), until further
notice. Summarily, all staff members are to stay and work from home, and all
communications will have to be via phone, email, WhatsApp or Skype, until further
notice.
All Project Leaders must contact their funders directly to inform them of this new
mandate and assure them, however, that remote work, for e.g. preparation of reports,
remain unaffected.
Please keep in mind that even though the office is closed, you are required to continue
working remotely. You must stay in contact with the Executive Team, in order to
ensure you have the materials essential to telework. In the event that there is a need
to go the office, run an errand or be in public with others, you are strongly advised to
limit physical contact and take precautionary measures, such as frequent washing of
hands with soap and running water for twenty (20) seconds.
As we continue to spread facts NOT fear, we must work to ensure the health and
safety of both our community and our staff during this tumultuous time. We urge you
take the necessary precautions to protect your health and the health of others.
We are taking this step because of our commitment to keep the health and safety of
our staff members, community members and the general public at the forefront of our
actions in this rapidly changing situation. We believe limiting in-person events and
meetings is a prudent step at this time based on the latest guidelines from
government agencies and health officials.
Stay safe. We continue to hope this pandemic will soon be a moment of the past.
Sincerely,
Ral E. Nwankwo-Obioha, Esq. LLM
ED