NCMA COVID-19 Update
An update in NCMA operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the nation and world continue to respond and adapt to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we wanted to provide information regarding association operations at this time. NCMA is continuing to provide support to our members and the construction community, while also balancing the safety and security of our staff. As of Monday March 16 we have implemented the following:
- All NCMA sponsored in-person training events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed through at least April 24. This includes the Spring YPG Workshop that was scheduled for April 22-23.
- NCMA’s switchboard and facilities remain open, but with limited operations and implementation of applicable safety guidelines to limit risks and exposures. NCMA and its staff are well positioned to accommodate telework arrangements and many employees are already working remotely. They can be reach directly by email or phone, and you can find our staff directory here. There may be times during normal work hours that the main phone line is not answered. If you cannot reach someone, please leave a message in our general voice mail box. This is being regularly monitored and someone will be back in touch with you as soon as possible. NCMA’s Laboratory remains open to service all testing needs.
- All staff have been encouraged to utilize virtual meetings and teleconferences in place of traditional meetings and business travel. Staff travel has been restricted for the near future. If you have a need for staff support relative to meetings or events for your organization, let us know and we can discuss remote conferencing options.
- During this volatile period, NCMA is continuing its advocacy role by lending its voice to influence governmental policies and legislation enacted to limit the impact on businesses and to stimulate the economy. To support those efforts and to better understand the impacts of the pandemic on our members, we may be periodically soliciting survey responses. We appreciate your support and participation with those.
As you all know, the coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, and we will continue to monitor developments. We will keep you informed of any needed changes to NCMA’s operations, and we appreciate your understanding and continued support during this time. If you have any questions about NCMA’s operations or anything else related to the challenges this situation presents, please feel free to contact me directly.
Bob Thomas, President