KLC Covid-19 Statement, April 2021

Dear partners, volunteers, and friends, 
In consideration of the recent increase of COVID-19 infections across the state and within Kalamazoo County, the Kalamazoo Literacy Council recommends that in-person tutoring or instruction remain suspended until conditions for such activities improve as defined by guidance from public health officials and CDC recommendations. This decision has been made to help ensure the safety of our volunteers, learners, staff, and the community at-large.
While there have been increases in vaccination rates, there is no way to appropriately assess or determine the vaccination status of volunteers and adult learners without raising potential privacy, ethical, and other concerns. Furthermore, a change to in-person learning without proper preparation would disrupt services for many learners, given the lack of certainty for when learning services will again be permanently available.

The KLC remains committed to serving adult learners with virtual options and will follow the guidelines of the In-Person Learning Task Force of the Adult Literacy Collaborative of Kalamazoo County. The KLC also remains committed to eliminating barriers to virtual learning for volunteers and adult learners.
 As such, the KLC will provide tutoring and instruction services virtually only until in-person learning can be safely resumed. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Michael Evans or call (269) 382-0490 ext. 222. 

Kalamazoo Board of Directors
April 2021