Update from Stanford PACS Regarding COVID-19

Thinking of the Stanford PACS community as we grapple with the spread of COVID-19 worldwide; we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well!

Stanford PACS has been following guidance issued by public health experts, local authorities, and Stanford University and doing our part in trying to curb the spread of COVID-19. All staff have been instructed to work remotely until April 7th, or longer if needed, and all events and conferences have been cancelled through May 15th. 



We are grateful and humbled to be a part of a community that is making extraordinary efforts to support the nonprofit sector and its beneficiaries during these challenging times. Thank you for all that you do. As a research center dedicated to producing and sharing knowledge to strengthen civil society, we are undertaking a series of activities that we hope will contribute to better awareness and action to combat this pandemic. 

In solidarity.

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More information will be shared as the situation develops.


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"Voters should not have to choose between casting a ballot and risking their health." In a @nytimes op-ed, Co-Director of our Program on Democracy and the Internet @persily shares strategies for ensuring inclusive, legitimate elections amid #COVID19: https://nyti.ms/3bLoh62

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