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Coronavirus Update – Events and Training 3/11/2020

Message from Suzanne Ogle, Chief Executive Officer

Dear members and SGA friends:

We recognize the impact and uncertainty that COVID-19 is creating in our industry, communities, and our member companies.  Our number one priority at Southern Gas Association is the health and safety or our staff, our members and their families.  Additionally, SGA members provide essential services, delivering energy to America and Canada, and that must remain our primary focus.   To that end, the Southern Gas Association (SGA) continues to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  We are monitoring developments, taking protective steps and coordinating with our members.

Given the current situation, we have evaluated our schedule of upcoming events including Spring Gas Conference and Expo and Management Conference.  At this time, in an abundance of caution, we have decided to push these events back to the fall, when Coronavirus and its remedy will be better controlled or understood.

In addition to rescheduling these two events, we are taking measures to deploy technology to bring training to you, in a manner that will care for the health of all involved and respect the travel restrictions that many member companies have implemented.

  • Committee meetings will continue via teleconference or webinar.
  • In-house workshops will continue as planned.
  • Public workshops will be on a case by case basis.
  • Conferences are rescheduled as listed below:
    •   Spring Gas:  August 4-6, 2020
    •   Management Conference:  September 9-11, 2020

The SGA staff remains ready to serve.  We have a business continuity plan in place that provides technology to work from anywhere.  We are fully equipped to continue to serve our members.

SGA staff domestic travel is limited to necessary trips to serve our members.

One of the most important aspects of being a member of the Southern Gas Association is our deep relationships.  During this challenging time, proactive, two-way communication is critical, along with creative solutions.  We are committed to thinking outside the box and working with you to find solutions.  Most importantly, to providing transparent communication.

Our focus, dedication, support and service to our members is unwavering as we navigate this unique period of time.  We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.  Thank you for your membership and your engagement with SGA.  Please reach out to Cindy Mitchell, Nicolle Billmyre, or myself if there is anything we can do to help or you have any questions.

 

Resources:

 

US Centers for Disease Control

 

World Health Organization

 

 

Southern Gas Association (SGA)

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