To our Vetri Community Partnership family:

The situation concerning COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly and as such I have an update for you from the communication you just received from me this morning.

As of approximately 3pm today, the School District of Philadelphia announced that beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday March 27, 2020 all Philadelphia public schools will be closed.  The primary reason for the closure is that School District employees who live in neighboring counties are being asked not to travel, creating a significant staffing shortage for the District.

Therefore, ALL Vetri Community Partnership Programs will not operate during this time frame. This means we will not have any EAT 360, Mobile Teaching Kitchen, Vetri Cooking Lab or Culinary Medicine programs running anywhere, including in New Jersey or in charter or independent schools or clubs or community centers. This hiatus is in effect from Monday, March 16- Friday, March 27, 2020.

Additionally, we have asked all staff to work from home starting on Monday March 16- Friday March 27 out of an abundance of caution.

We will determine when, and if, our programs commence again and will be in touch prior to March 27th.

Challenging times but this team will rise to the occasion.

Thank you again for your support.

Wishing you and yours a safe and relaxing weekend.

Marlene L. Olshan