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Of Interest
March 12, 2020

The impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak and understanding of its implications for the constituencies that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation serves is changing on a seemingly daily basis.  Rather than implement a broad policy on COVID-19, the Kress Foundation is committed to working in good faith with all those affected by governmental or institutional responses to the outbreak, and we will strive to accommodate any necessary program adjustments under the extraordinary circumstances.

The programs supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation are diverse and, by design, thoughtful and considered initiatives.  We understand there are numerous components to implementing such work.  Please know that the Foundation stands ready to assist grant and fellowship recipients who need to address challenges in a way that allows for adherence to the World Health Organization’s and the Center for Disease Control’s recommended best practices for preventing the spread of the virus while also continuing to foster scholarship and pedagogy in the fields about which we care deeply.  The Foundation advocates a cautious and informed approach to project management, particularly with regards to the uncertainly that surrounds international and domestic travel.  Be sure to document any ways in which the response to the coronavirus outbreak may affect your Kress-sponsored work.  For specific questions pertaining to a grant or fellowship that you have received, we urge you to contact the Foundation directly.

First and foremost, the Foundation encourages all our grant and fellowship recipients and institutional colleagues to prioritize their health and well-being. The most up-to-date and credible information on the coronavirus can be found here:

Center for Disease Control:

World Health Organization: