UCT has suspended face-to-face classes, large group meetings and travel due to the coronavirus. Most CSSR researchers and adminstrators are working from home. Today (18 March) we learnt that a visitor from the UK who spent part of last week in the CSSR has been confirmed as coronavirus-positive. Some of us are now in self-quarantine. All of this poses a challenge to our continuing work. One of the core functions of research institutes such as the CSSR is to provide intellectual communities within which we engage as scholars, including giving and receiving formal and informal feedback on each other’s work. This will now be more difficult. But it will not be impossible. As far as is possible, we shall continue with our research – and to share and discuss it with colleagues electronically.