March 18, 2020
AIA New Jersey is beside you as we navigate this public health emergency, COVID-19. The architectural community is as aware as any of the of the need to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and certainly well versed in problem solving. Each day, new information changes our perspective and presents new challenges, affecting our industry, our communities, our practices and our loved ones. It is certainly a lot to process. Our highest priority is doing our part to protect our members, our communities, our profession and organization.
Upcoming in person AIA NJ events and meetings are being postponed or rescheduled and we are investigating providing webinars during this period of social distancing. AIA has recommended that we act as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, and so we are holding our meetings over the phone or by video conferencing in support of social distancing.
They encourage all of our members to reevaluate our professional operations to safeguard our employees, clients and colleagues while maintaining effective practice. Watch the AIA NJ website, Linkedin page, Facebook Page, Instagram, Twitter and direct e-mail for updates from AIA New Jersey. Our Facebook group is always being monitored, so feel free to post a question there at any time. This is also the perfect place to communicate with other AIA NJ members to discuss ideas and strategies as we navigate alternative ways to practice under these emergency circumstances.
All of our staff are now working remotely and in isolation in order to protect themselves and help to control the spread of the virus, as has been prescribed by the CDC. You can continue to receive support by e-mailing email@example.com We are prepared to provide our members continuous and effective association operations and to help ensure the safety of AIA employees and their communities.
Like you, AIA is taking this issue very seriously, and we are actively monitoring unfolding events while continuing to follow guidance from CDC, the World Health Organization, and local, state, and federal officials. Our governor, county and municipal officials are making decisions that may effect your practice, so we recommend that you follow them on social media and their website. and sign up for any notification systems they might offer.
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All of us at AIA New Jersey wish you health, safety and success until we make it through this crisis.
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