LDI is closely monitoring the Coronavirus-19 evolution and efforts within Arizona State agencies and Glendale Municipal epidemic responses to limit or restrict activities such as classes and school closures.
On March 11th, 2020, Governor Ducey declared a Public Health state of emergency, and through Executive order, provides the following:
- Establishes the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) as the entity responsible for coordinating all matters pertaining to the public health emergency response of the State.
- Allows ADHS to waive licensing requirements to provide healthcare officials with assistance in delivering services during times of heightened demand.
- It also allows the state to access $500,000 in emergency funds to aid in measures and resources to protect public health.
- Provides the state with emergency procurement authority to procure goods and services as needed to protect public health.
Officials said a hotline staffed by health care professionals has also been set up for anyone looking for more information. The hotline can be reached at 1-844-542-8201.
LDI students will be on Spring breaks from classes from 3/16-21/20 and will continue to staff our program services for residential students as well as planning for our next academic cycles and summer programs. We are advising our out of town families to cancel plans for their children to take air travel during the break, due to flight cancellations and heightened risk of infection.
At this writing, it is our intention to be open for regular business and classes beginning again on 3/23/20. Modifications to our existing attendance and participation policies are being planned if the need to take more restrictive steps at containment and treatment are necessary as this global crisis continues to unfold in Arizona. Please inform us immediately, if you believe you may have been exposed, come into contact, or are diagnosed with COV-19, and arrangements will be made on our end to maintain access to school courses and telephone support, among other ways we can help.
Please know we share mutual concerns about balancing the competing needs of continuing to move forward as a functioning society and taking all steps necessary to protect the lives/well-being of all citizens and international visitors. Our work together in ensuring the health and well-being of our community members and staff are a central and continuing focus.
LDI leadership and staff team are here to help, and please reach out with questions, ideas, or concerns.
Rob Crawford Veronica Lieb-Crawford