Insofar as we can, the Delta editors too will work from home until at least 6 April. Apart from in Delft, we also live in Amsterdam and Utrecht. This means that we will not always be able to do live reports from the campus or even communicate with each other easily. Our first editorial meeting through Skype on Monday morning was a major technical challenge.
The parents among us also have to get used to the new situation. Children just love to jump around and be naughty in plain sight of a mother who is trying to interview someone on the phone.
All staff and students at TU Delft are entering uncertain times, as is Delta. It is a challenge that we will face head on and in good spirits. We will continue reporting the news and will do our utmost to keep you abreast of everything that is happening. Follow our liveblog so you don’t miss anything.
We also have close contact with our readers through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. If there is one thing that we have seen over the last few days, it is that staff and students want to help each other. Teachers are sharing their tips on online teaching, support staff are answering questions, and students are offering #coronahulp or are spontaneously holding ‘balcony parties’. We are reporting as many of these efforts to support each other as we can.
What can you do?
To continue doing our work as best we can, we are calling on your help. Now that everyone is indoors, we are asking our readers to be our eyes and ears. Do you have any tips to make working or studying at home easier? Are you volunteering somewhere? Do you want to tell people about your research? Let us know! We are available by email at email@example.com, and through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Let’s beat this! For now, stay healthy and keep in touch.