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COVID-19 Closing: SVHEC is closed and staff is teleworking. Email info@svhec.org or TEXT 434-272-8742 for assistance. 
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March 23, 2020

Dear SVHEC Community,

On Sunday, after watching the spread of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Virginia and NC counties surrounding the SVHEC, I made the decision to close the SVHEC until further notice.  I felt this was necessary to keep our staff, partners and community safe.

This is very unsettling situation. Unlike snow days, when some of us -- including yours truly -- celebrate the opportunity to enjoy a day out of the office, this is different.  Personally, I feel a sense of grief. It hurts to see the Center parking lot and buildings empty and dark. But, I know and I want you to know that this is only temporary.  I am comforted by all the incredible work that is being done to secure operations and prepare those of us who can to work remotely. 

I am so proud of how we have worked and continue to work together as a team to respond to these challenging circumstances.  I look forward to resuming full operations and seeing everyone again. It will happen, and when it does, I think we are likely to have a renewed appreciation for each other and the work we are achieving together.

Dr. Betty H. Adams
SVHEC Executive Director

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