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Update from YPCV concerning COVID-19: Doing our part to keep the community healthy

Dear YPCV Members,

These are unprecedented times.

We want you to know the Young Professionals of Central Virginia is following the guidelines of our parent organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance to keep our community, volunteers, and staff healthy.

Given the daily changes and policies coming from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, we have suspended all in-person gatherings for at least two weeks, beginning immediately, as we do our own part to avoid the spread of the disease. We have also cancelled all Alliance events for the next eight weeks per CDC recommendations.

While our offices will be closed to the public, our staff is still working on your behalf to bring you the latest resources and continue to advocate for our region. Jamie Glass, Director of Economic Development for the Alliance, is the YPCV staff liaison and is available via email at

Right now, the goal of both organizations is to ensure that the information we share is pertinent, accurate, and well-researched. We want to help our region ensure the safety and well-being of employees, volunteers, and customers. We are offering webinars each week with updates from local leaders and we encourage you to follow the Alliance’s social media for access to up-to-date information and upcoming webinar topics.

YPCV exists to connect people socially and professionally. At this time, our greatest impact can be to adhere to the suggested guidelines of limiting to groups of less than 10, staying home when sick, and practicing frequent hand-washing. Our generation is not the highest health threat, but we can have the greatest impact in flattening the curve. Please join us in pledging to do your part to help eliminate the threat of COVID-19 and keep our fellow community members safe.

We will continue to support our local businesses and nonprofits in ways that are safe and appropriate for them. The Alliance is promoting several programs to help local businesses and their employees. A social media campaign #takeoutblitzLYH is encouraging the community to support local restaurants that are offering carry-out or delivery orders. Another program, #localbingoLYH provides a game board to give individuals ideas on supporting local businesses and organizations in a variety of ways that can keep the community safe as well.

We are going through this together and will get through this together. We need to count on each other to be safe and considerate. Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have questions or concerns. We will be exploring a virtual networking opportunity in the near future and will keep you posted via email and social media as details develop.

Jamie Glass

Director of Economic Development, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

Drew Neiderer

Chair, Young Professionals of Central VA

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