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LEDC to Move to Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, DC - LEDC has been closely monitoring federal, state, and local updates about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and has decided to close all offices effective Monday, March 16th for two weeks through Friday, March 27th. Staff have also been provided the option to work from home today. If you have a scheduled appointment, please be sure to check with your counselor or coach before coming to our office.
This decision was not easy to make, but the health and safety of our staff, clients, and the community is our top priority at this time. Please note that although our offices will be closed, LEDC staff will telework for the next two weeks and will begin to serve the community virtually. You can find email addresses to all staff on our website: ledcmetro.org/team.
Below you can find detailed steps we are taking:
All in-person meetings will now be done online or over the phone. This will ensure we continue to serve clients without contributing to the spread of the pandemic. Therefore, LEDC staff will still be responsive to clients, partners, funders, and others in our community.
Workshops & events:
We are canceling all in-person workshops and events scheduled for the next two weeks and expect to move some workshops online. Please visit ledcmetro.org/events to check in on the latest updates.
What you can do:
In accordance with the guidance issued by the CDC, you should take the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Thank you and please do all you can to stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.
Working families deserve to live in affordable homes and own successful small businesses, but too many are unable to turn those dreams into a reality. The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, MD, VA, and Puerto Rico with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.