In an email sent today by the Chicago Advertising Federation Executive VP, Richard Roche announced that effective immediately in order to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 their office will be working remotely. In a detailed outline, he stressed their concerns for the health and wellbeing of their staff, members, event attendees and industry partners.
Richard Roche, President, of Chicago Advertising Federation released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus virus:
Dear CAF Friends,
With the continued and escalated spread of COVID-19, we all must do our part to help curtail and slow its progress. Effective immediately, CAF is implementing aggressive safety precautions to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, members, event attendees and industry partners.
- Our committee meetings will be transitioned to virtual ZOOM conference calls.
- Our in-person events for the remainder of March and April will be cancelled or postponed.
We will continue to work with our volunteer teams and staff to find creative solutions to bring you continued valuable programming and member benefits. Discussions are happening now regarding our scheduled events beyond April, including our Silver Medal Awards currently scheduled in May. As the situation continues to unfold, we will continue to communicate and update you on all of our programming decisions. In the meantime, please note that our office staff will be working remotely until further notice. These kinds of decisions are never easy to make. Thank you to the CAF board, all of our volunteer chairs, committees and speakers for your leadership, flexibility and support.
Thank you, and stay healthy,
President, Chicago Advertising Federation