As we continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing our part to ensure that both our dedicated volunteers and the communities we serve can stay safe and protected. Learn How

COVID-19 Regional Response and Course of Action

National Headquarters  |  March 17, 2020

As we continue to monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing our part to ensure that both our dedicated volunteers and the communities we serve can stay safe and protected as this national emergency unfolds. Thus, we have taken the following measures:

  • In-person events are canceled and upcoming gatherings may be conducted on an online basis, including daily prayers

  • In-person events are canceled and upcoming gatherings may be conducted on an online basis, including daily prayers

  • All continuing education courses have been suspended until further notice

  • Beginning March 13, Tzu Chi Academy classes will resume online only

  • Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool and Kindergarten in Houston, TX are suspended till 3/20 (or until further notice)

  • In-person events are canceled and upcoming gatherings may be conducted on an online basis, including daily prayers

  • Beginning March 16, Tzu Chi Academy classes are suspended until further notice

  • Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool and Kindergarten in Dallas, TX are suspended till 3/20 (or until further notice)

  • All events and services canceled including nursing home visits, hot meals for the homeless services

  • Tzu Chi Academy classes canceled for 2 weeks and have plans to begin online classes after

  • Chicago’s Tzu Ching retreat on 3/20-3/22 changed to online gathering

  • Beginning March 15, Tzu Chi Academy classes will resume online only

  • Beginning March 6, our Food Pantry program will continue until March 23, but change operations as follows:

    • Food will be pre-packaged

    • Volunteers’ temperatures will be checked, especially those who carry foods to care recipients’ vehicles

    • Care recipients will be given hand sanitizer before filling out the necessary paperwork in their cars

    • Program will be suspended from March 23-31st, or until further notice

  • In-person events are cancelled and upcoming gatherings may be conducted on an online basis, including daily prayers

  • All charity and medical programs, including Food Pantry, medical outreach, SNAP Food Stamp Programs, are suspended

  • Tzu Chi Academy Long Island classes will resume online

  • In-person events are canceled and upcoming gatherings may be conducted on an online basis, including daily prayers

  • VITA services will be conducted on a case-by-case basis (drop off documents and pick up to sign in the parking lot)

  • Beginning March 14, Tzu Chi Academy is suspended for 3 weeks (or until further notice)

  • In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (new Coronavirus) in our communities, activities of Tzu Chi Pacific Islands Region may be suspended. Please contact your local office 808-737-8885 for more information, and visit TzuChi.us/Coronavirus for the latest information.

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