I want to begin by commending all of the presidents, chancellors, faculty, and staff at our nation Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for diligently abiding with government and state officials, University/College systems, and the CDC guidance in abundance to this critical time in our world due to the unfortunate pandemic of COVID-19. The health and safety of the HBCU family are paramount.
We are HCF are continuing our mission to support and advocate for students and higher education; however to help satisfy the nation's request for social distancing and "stay at home" orders, our staff will work remotely. Our Chicago office will remain under our emergency/national disaster scheduling until further notice. As things are changing rapidly every day, we continue to monitor the latest news and evaluate our options for future references.
During the coming days we are experiencing quarantine periods, we ask that you continue to research and learn of the latest guidance on how to prevent yourself and others health; do good hand-washing, and stay at home if you are sick. Please continue to monitor communication from your Colleges and Universities (students), government and state officials, and the Centers for Diseases (CDC). Supporters consider assisting those students in need during this critical time by donating to the Emergency Funding Campaign at an HBCU.
We are personally thankful of those for their continued patience and support as we all navigate through this social change and dynamic situation, which is affecting all our lives in ways we never experienced before. Know that we are in this together, and if there is anything we at HCF can do, we will try our best to assist if possible. Continue to remain strong and confident in this. We are HBCUs.
Demetrius Johnson, Jr. President and CEO, Founder HBCU Campaign Fund