Considering the continuing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the current environment, ASPE is taking additional steps in protecting the health, welfare and safety of its members, partners and staff.
The ASPE staff is equipped to work remotely and will do so to safeguard their individual and family members’ health for a period of time, yet to be determined considering this fluid situation, the organization announced.
As a staff, ASPE is also taking steps to minimize any impacts on its operations as it strives to maintain all member services during this period as best as possible. "We are all on the same team — we are in this together and pulling in the same direction," said Billy Smith, FASPE, ASPE executive director and CEO. "Patience and perseverance are the focal points as we all steer our Society through these tumultuous times."
During this time of working remotely and “social distancing,” the best way to communicate with staff is via email, ASPE noted. All staff contact information is available by visiting aspe.org/about/staff. Should people need to phone, leave a voicemail and staff members will follow up as soon as possible.
Additionally, for members needing to renew their membership, or for someone wanting to join ASPE, they may do so online at aspe.org/membership-global-community/join.
To help its members stay safe and also productive wherever and however you are conducting business during this time, ASPE staff has developed a proactive guidance webpage with resources to help address many of the needs and concerns of its members: aspe.org/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-resources.
"I thank each of you for being an ASPE member and serving as a steward of our Society as we work together to move onward and upward," Smith said. "Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and work for and with you during this time."