ASQ Detroit Covid-19 update. Notice of cancellations
ASQ Greater Detroit Section (GDS) as well as the rest of ASQ, like the general public, is concerned about the growing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. We are reaching out to assure you that the safety and well-being of our members, executive and other committee volunteers, general meeting and event attendees remains our highest priority. There's no escaping the questions and concerns we all have regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on our upcoming events, general meetings, and conferences.
The ASQ GDS is aligned with ASQ National and their direction with communications regarding the spread of the COVID -19 (coronavirus). I am sure many of you, if not all, have seen the impact in our local communities with schools, public gatherings, sporting events and even workplace actions to help mitigate and/or minimize the spread. Johns Hopkins University and Medicine has created an interactive real-time map so you can get up-to-date information on your location. You can learn more from our state government and subscribe to news updates here: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
In an effort to support that direction, we will be canceling the March 19, 2020 General meeting and March 26, 2020 Progressive Tool tour. We will also be looking and evaluating different options at this time to reschedule those events and possibly provide a WebEx or similar platform for future meetings until we get further direction as we press through this global pandemic. We will inform the membership as more information and direction becomes available regarding future events. For those that have paid for the March General meeting, you should have already received a refund.
We will keep you updated throughout this dynamic situation and will use the advice of governments, public health authorities, and medical professionals to guide our decisions. Thank you for your support, cooperation, and commitment to ensuring our collective health and well-being.
ASQ GDS Chair