The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute
A Message from NAGTRI
NAGTRI Well-Wishes Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, NAGTRI hopes that you, your family, and friends are in good health and spirits. During very unsettling times, we have the opportunity to focus on what is most important in life—our health, safety, and loved ones. And, equally as important, we must take necessary precautions to keep ourselves and those around us safe. We also must continue focusing on the primary objective of the NAGTRI International Fellows Program—growing and maintaining relationships. Even though many of us are at home momentarily practicing social distancing or self-quarantines, these moments provide us the opportunity to slow down, pause—not panic—and reach out to people we have not connected with recently or work on projects delayed due to our hectic lives. We know every country is not situated similarly on the number of documented cases or responses, but every nation has been impacted in some manner.
The beauty of a shrinking world—with the ease of travel and interconnectedness—is that a space is created for new friendships and relationships. This global interaction also has led, in part, to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and an unprecedented pandemic. But, developing relationships is critical, and NAGTRI will continue bringing people together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. This collaboration is paramount in today’s climate. Yes, international events have been postponed or canceled temporarily due to the pandemic, but we remain optimistic that this, too, shall pass allowing for a full recovery that will make us even stronger. Until then, please continue spending time with your loved ones, looking out for neighbors and those most vulnerable within your communities, and slowing down to appreciate the things that bring you peace and joy.
To strong health, peace, and safety,