PITTSBURGH – Important message from Matt Polka, ACA Connects president and CEO, to all ACA Connects Summit Attendees regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
ACA Connects Summit Attendees:
As we prepare for our upcoming ACA Summit, ACA Connects' number one priority is the health, safety and wellness of all our attendees. We want to assure each of you that we continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention ("CDC") regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which first appeared and is primarily centered in central China. Much information is already posted on CDC's website, which you can find at https://www.cdc.gov/ or at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. We will communicate to you any specific response or guidance as necessary.
Regarding our upcoming ACA Connects Summit, March 17-19, in Washington, D.C., in consultation with our ACA Connects Board Executive Committee and in consideration of all of the official guidance, we are proceeding as scheduled. We are working closely with our hotel partners at the Grand Hyatt, which is actively engaged in providing a clean environment with the best on hand in prevention and immediate care.
We are monitoring the situation in Washington on Capitol Hill, the White House, FCC and all federal agencies, and we will inform you immediately of any important updates or changes in our plans.
In the meantime, please advise us before Friday, March 6, if your company's travel plans change. However, note that regarding COVID-19 the CDC has NO travel restrictions for travel in the United States.
If you have any questions, please contact us immediately. Contact Stacey Leech ([email protected]), John Higginbotham ([email protected]), Rob Shema ([email protected]) or me ([email protected]), or call our office at 412-922-8300 at any time.
You, our Summit Attendees, come FIRST and every action we take will be in your best interests. Let me know if you have questions or if I can help you in any way.
Matthew M. Polka
President & CEO, ACA Connects