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A message from IMPACT regarding COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - April 30, 2020


Dear IMPACT Friends,

In an effort to do our part to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the following decisions, which will be in effect until further notice:

  • All IMPACT in-person events, gatherings, and small/large group meetings will be cancelled until further notice.

  • We are exploring ways for us to stay connected on-line and virtually–please be on the look-out for updates!

  • The IMPACT Sports program will follow the protocol and decisions of Montgomery County Public Schools.  As of now, Governor Hogan has ordered all public schools to close from March 16 through March 27.

  • IMPACT staff has been instructed to work remotely from home until further notice.

At a time when we are being asked to socially distance ourselves from one another, we want to encourage everyone to remember that our existence is only made meaningful in the context of community and our interconnectedness.

In addition to making sure we do what we can to stay healthy, let’s also think of creative ways we can share resources and strategies to protect each other and keep each other safe–particularly the elderly; those without access to healthcare, child care, and other basic needs; and those who will be impacted economically.  We also ask each of us to pay attention to the increased acts of bigotry and racism against Asian Americans, and to do our part to combat the rising tide of xenophobia and glaring systemic inequities made more strikingly visible in this moment. 

We want to close with a reminder that even during this time of disruption, we should try and find beauty and joy on a daily basis.  Spring is just about here and the blossoms are appearing as always. Warmer weather allows us to be more expansive in our thoughts. Bring more music, colors, art, poetry into your lives. It will help us to build our own resilience to get us through these challenging times and stay committed to the work of racial equity, justice, and liberation.

– Jayne Park, Executive Director and Nanette Alvey, Board Chair


March 13, 2020
April 30, 2020