COVID-19 | An Appeal for Aid

The Center for American Archeology is actively monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has ordered all Illinois residents to stay at home and for all non-essential businesses to cease operations until 7 April 2020 in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The CAA is complying with this order.

Though the coronavirus outbreak has not yet been documented in Calhoun County, the disease is spreading. We do not know the full effect of the pandemic on our programs, but it is already having consequences.

Arizona State University has cancelled the 2020 ASU Kampsville Field School at the CAA.

We have not cancelled our other programs for now. We are still accepting enrollments in the hope that we will be able to have them. However, we may have to cancel all of our Spring and Summer 2020 programs, and perhaps those in the Fall, if this crisis continues.

Cancellation of the 2020 ASU Field School represents a temporary, but significant, setback for the CAA. Further program cancellations present a real risk for the Center for American Archeology.

  • Students and staff will not be able to participate in our annual field program for the first time in decades.
  • New discoveries about the past will not be made.
  • The CAA will lose tens of thousands of dollars in annual revenue we need to survive.

We realize this is a challenging time for everyone. If you are able, please make a donation to the CAA now. We need your help.

No matter its size, your donation will allow us to weather this crisis and continue to pursue our 67-year mission of education, research, and public service in archeology.

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