MAGC COVID-19 Statement

13 Mar 2020 9:49 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

Dear MAGC Members and Colleagues:

The MAGC staff and board members have been diligently monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) daily and have been meeting regularly to assess its impact on our upcoming events.

As this is an unprecedented turn of events and a very fluid challenge, we’ve been busy researching all of our options in order to ensure the well-being of our individual members as well as the association as a whole.

While plans are still set for our upcoming events, we respectfully ask for your patience while we continue to weigh all options. We are informed by and in touch with members daily, each of whom has their own unique context in their community. Please continue to check the MAGC website for the latest updates as information is changing fast.

We hope that each individual is making preparations for their own health and well-being. As a reminder, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions as high risk populations, who should take actions to reduce the risk of getting sick by staying home, limiting non-essential air travel, and avoiding crowds.

Please reference our updated online messages, visit the CDC website and MDH website for COVID-19 resources, and reach out directly to any of our Board Members or Christine for questions and guidance regarding event registration or if you are among a high-risk population as defined by the CDC.

The Board is working to ensure that every effort has been made to explore every option regarding the delivery of our upcoming events. The health and safety of our members and event attendees is paramount, which guides all of our decisions and processes.

And a heartfelt thank you to all of our colleagues across every line of government working tirelessly on COVID-19. A special thanks to government communicators whose role is critical during such an epic event. Their role is essential for both internal and external communication. Our thoughts are with all our residents and those on the front lines and at the forefront of battling COVID-19.

Thank you.
Your MAGC Board of Directors

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