Crisis Resources

All of us at Potomac Digitek are proud to work with associations and non-profits who are proving immensely adaptable and committed to their members. That community focus is exactly what will allow all of us to get through these unusual times and come out strong on the other side.

We also know that you are facing tough decisions around things such as events and trying to provide new levels of communication. We want to help.

This Crisis Resources page provides a selection of text, links, and images that our clients are using to communicate with their members. Feel free to use any of the material posted here. It is all being made available free of charge in an effort to assist you in your mission.

Our support team is, of course, ready to help as well. They are monitoring our email inbox (update@podi.com) and phone (301-590-2770) so we can respond quickly to your needs.

Updates:


Sample Language

Here are exerpts from several client sites that posted informational notices about coronavirus and summary business impacts. Feel free to use these as starting points for communication within your own organization.

 

From the our own PODI team members:

Here are two sample messages for your email signature file. It is an easy way to let your clients and co-workers how you are communicating.

OPTION 1: *Note that I am working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. If you need to reach me by phone, please call my cell phone number listed below.*

OPTION 2: *Note that I am working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s best to reach me by email during this out-of-office circumstance.*

 

From the National Pest Management Association

NPMA Staff will be working remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic. All services will continue to be provided to members and our team will be available during working hours via phone and email. Please click here for a full directory of staff contact information.

 

From the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators

SROA is holding a Webinar focusing on COVID-19
Description: It seems like every news channel and source is reporting on COVID-19 and its impact in the US. The main piece of advice is to stay home, but what about our patients who can't stay home? As Radiation Oncology Administrators, we come into contact with vulnerable populations on a daily basis, what can we do to ensure their safety during this pandemic?

Our speakers will discuss what their departments are doing in different practice sites and answer your questions. Network and share your own experience with your peers in the chat box.

 

From the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

2020 AAAL Spring Meeting
April 16-18, 2020
The Langham
Pasadena, CA

March 13, 2020

Fellows:

Like you, the AAAL Officers, Board and staff have watched as the recent pandemic threat has cancelled events and public gatherings across the country and across the globe. We waited to obtain up to date information in order to fully consider our options concerning the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the AAAL’s upcoming Spring Meeting, scheduled for Pasadena from April 16-18.

It will come as no surprise to you that the Board has voted to cancel the Spring Meeting in Pasadena. What started out as a difficult discussion became an unavoidable decision in light of recent events.

For Pasadena Meeting registrants, here's what you need to know:

  • Meeting Registration Fees – You may receive a full refund of the fee you paid to register for the meeting, as well as any guest registration fee. You have the option to transfer that registration fee toward the fee for the Fall Meeting in Washington, DC on November 7-9. Please email lturner@msp-amc.com to let us know which option you prefer.
  • Reservations at the Langham - If you booked the Langham directly, your reservation will be automatically cancelled with no cancellation fee. If you booked through a third party service you should contact that service directly to cancel your reservation.
  • Airline Reservations – Contact your airline directly to cancel your reservation. Most domestic carriers are waiving cancellation fees and are also issuing credits for future travel.

To the 40 or so Fellows currently registered for the Pasadena meeting, I share your disappointment in missing out on the warmth and comradery that are the hallmarks of our biannual meetings. We plan to return to Pasadena for a meeting at the Langham in the spring of 2022.

To all AAAL Fellows, thank you for your patience over the last few weeks as we monitored the situation before coming to this decision, for your continued support of the AAAL and for your continued participation in its efforts to promote appellate justice and the highest standards of appellate advocacy. I hope to see you all in good health and good spirits in Washington, D.C., on November 7-9, 2020. Until then, stay safe and be well.


Useful Links

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Interactive Map

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)

American Society of Association Executives Resources


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