We are committed to helping our members stay in touch during the difficult days ahead. The platform that we have chosen for our members is Zoom. Zoom will allow Committee Chairs to host virtual meetings for the members. After downloading the Zoom app, members will be able to join meetings by both video and audio. Upon joining the meeting, members will be “muted.” Committee Chairs, or the member organizing the meeting will have the ability to “unmute” members who wish to join the discussion.
Please be aware that we are aware of some concerns in the media regarding Zoom and privacy considerations. Although no platform allowing remote communications is fail-proof, the prior problems facing Zoom users occurred during “public” meetings. Essentially, this meant that any member of the public could join this meeting. In order to prevent an unwanted intrusion into a Committee meeting, all Committee Chairs hosting a meeting will be briefed on basic meeting protocol. Most importantly, meetings will not be “public,” but rather only available to those members with a specific link.
Keeping Safe During COVID-19
It is important for us to continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC so that we are doing our part to flatten the curve. Please remember to:
· Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water
· Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze
· Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick or displaying symptoms (6 ft. apart)
· Do not touch your face
· Stay home as much as possible, especially when feeling sick and self-isolate if you begin to show symptoms
Together, we will make it through this. Stay safe and well.