As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow in the U.S., APA has taken additional steps to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Our goal remains to lessen exposure of Association staff and their families to the virus, while minimizing the impact to our business and member services.
Association employees who can perform their work from home are being asked to do so for at least the next two weeks. You should still be able to reach us by phone and email, and we will conduct most meetings by phone or video conferencing. Technicians in our laboratories will continue to test products. In all cases, though, we appreciate your patience if responses take longer than usual.
Staff are avoiding travel when possible, including auditing mills remotely, when feasible, and the temporary suspension of servicing fee complaints.
We have canceled the scheduled in-person Board of Trustees meeting in Dallas and the Marketing Advisory, I-joist/SCL Management and Glulam Management committee meetings in Chicago. We’ll keep you updated on phone, video or other online options as scheduled.
We appreciate your support as we work together through this trying time. The health and well-being of your company’s and our Association’s employees while maintaining member services remains our top priority.