Each of our partner program countries has been tremendously impacted by the pandemic and have prohibitive travel policies. In addition to monitoring these travel policies, we are considering a variety of factors to determine when volunteers will be able to travel abroad to participate in brigades. In light of the constantly changing nature of the outbreak of COVID-19 and in an effort to support containment of the virus, Global Brigades has suspended brigades to all of our program countries and are targeting a reopening date of March 1st, 2021. We appreciate the trust you place in our teams, both nationally and internationally when you participate in our programs. Our team is dedicated to protecting the health and ensuring the safety of all our volunteers, staff, and community partners. Travel restrictions and social distancing guidance are positive steps to help prevent COVID 19.
In the meantime, Global Brigades chapters are encouraged to join our new TeleBrigades programs and to continue preparing for 2021 in-person brigades. Now more than ever, our community partners count on your continued support to ensure we can empower them to meet their health and economic goals.