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COVID-19: CNYCF and Philanthropy Center Update

Find updates on steps the Central New York Community Foundation and CNY Philanthropy Center are taking to operate safely.

As CDC and New York State COVID-19 guidelines continue to evolve, the health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors remain our top priorities. We remain committed to taking precautions in a way that allows us to continue our work, help those in need of resources and contribute to efforts that will limit the spread of the virus.
Below you will find updates on what the Central New York Community Foundation and CNY Philanthropy Center are doing to operate safely.

5/28/2021 Update: The Community Foundation is currently working in a hybrid virtual/in-office model, allowing staff to work from our office or remotely. This allows us to adhere to social distancing protocols put forth by the CDC and local, state and federal governments while also continuing to serve you to our highest standard of quality and integrity. The CNY Philanthropy Center remains closed to external events and meetings. Our meeting rooms are open only for CNY Philanthropy Center tenants to hold meetings that are within New York State’s guidelines.

The following protocols remain in place to ensure the CNY Philanthropy Center is a safe place for our staff and tenants to work.

  • All external organizations’ meetings and events at the CNY Philanthropy Center are cancelled until further notice. We will continue to reassess based on the most current information.
  • All CNYCF-hosted events will continue to be hosted in a virtual environment until New York State’s Small- and Large-Scale Event Rules are lifted.
  • Employees are asked to comply with physical distancing requirements and proper hand hygiene. These efforts include keeping a distance of 6 feet between persons, wearing a mask when outside of their designated work space or office, utilizing hand hygiene stations and keeping room occupancy below 50% maximum capacity.
  • Meetings can be held via tele- or video-conferencing or in-person, depending on attendees’ comfort levels. In-person meetings should be held in open, well-ventilated spaces with masks and appropriate social distancing capabilities unless all attendees are fully vaccinated and comfortable removing masks.
  • Employees and essential visitors are required to respond to a mandatory health screening assessment each day before entering the building.
  • A log is maintained of every person, including staff, tenants and visitors who may have close contact with other individuals in the office.
  • If a worker tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify state and local health departments and cooperate with contact tracing efforts.

If you have questions about our business operations during this time, or to receive a copy of our safety plan in its entirety, please contact Kimberly Sadowski, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

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