COVID-19: Templates for Communicating with Employers

Inquiring about status of job/internship:

To Whom It May Concern: (Address to an individual if you have a contact)

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I am writing to inquire on the status of my position with {name of organization}. Has {name of organization} made any changes to the normal operating schedule? Will this affect my status and/or start date? I am excited to start as an {intern/full-time employee} and want to follow any guidelines put in place.

Thank you for any information you can provide; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

{your name}

Inquiring about status of interview:

To Whom It May Concern: (Address to an individual if you have a contact)

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I am writing to inquire on the status of my interview with {name of organization}. Will this take place as scheduled in-person, or is there an option for a virtual interview? I am excited for the opportunity to speak with you, but want to follow any organizational guidelines put in place.

Thank you for any information you can provide; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

{your name}

Requesting alternative options:

To Whom It May Concern:(Address to an individual if you have a contact)

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I am writing to inquire on options for remote work for my {internship/full-time position} beginning on {date}. In my personal situation, I have health concerns (for myself/for family members) and need to follow more strict guidelines when exposing myself to potential risks. I am very excited at the opportunity to work for {name of organization} and hope we can mutually agree on a plan of action. 

Thank you for any information you can provide; I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

{your name}

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