No COVID-19 related layoffs through June 30, 2020
As the impacts to our organization due to COVID-19 continue to be felt widely by all of UC ANR, our employees have been at the forefront of activities and planning systemwide to keep our people healthy and engaged in the workforce. I'm proud of the many new and innovative plans you all have created to keep our teams working. Our employees continue to carry out the UC ANR mission and it has been our goal from the beginning of this crisis to support them in return.
Please read this important letter from President Napolitano distributed today to the UC community giving assurances that there will be no COVID-19 related layoffs for all career employees through the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020.
There is also a Spanish version of the letter here.
Expanded wellness resources
Please be sure to view the expanded wellness resources athttp://safety.ucanr.edu/Programs/emergency/Current_Health_Alerts/Wellness_and_mental_health/ and take good care of yourselves. If you have ideas for additional resources, contact Jeannette Warnert.
Dustin Blakey, County Director in Inyo and Mono counties, is using Facebook to engage with clients and answer questions, and he's using Constant Contact to deliver resources to a larger local audience based on FaceBook questions. Recent responses addressed canning dairy questions by sending USDA info on freezing meat and dairy. He also created a YouTube video on canning beans.
Gabe Youtsey is working on leveraging our CropMobster partnership to disseminate information related to weathering the pandemic to the agricultural community.