The health and safety of our member credit unions, event attendees, employees, participating exhibitors/sponsors and presenters are a top priority for us. I would encourage calm and reason as we navigate this situation together.
I understand there are growing concerns and we are getting feedback from our member credit unions, and we are listening. This a rapidly evolving situation and there are many factors to consider. That said, our team is assessing a variety of options regarding our Annual Meeting and Convention planned for April 22-24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While we have not reached a final decision about the conference, we do intend to make one in the very near future and will update our membership as soon as we do.
In the short interim, I encourage you to utilize the many resources we have assembled for you on our website here or by clicking the tab on our home page.
We have compiled the latest information, best practices, ideas for member support, communication tips and more in this comprehensive resource area. We are recommending that credit unions review their crisis plans for maintaining operations in the event of a situation that would require limited or widespread closures of their physical facilities. In addition, we recommend designating a spokesperson for the credit union and dedicate a team to monitor the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and follow accordingly. Additionally, credit unions should be monitoring and/or in contact with their local government health agencies for more local direction regarding business impact and potential closures should the virus spread to their community.
As we continue to assess the situation, I assure you we will make the decision that is best for the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, staff and all involved. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns.