A Message from FCBA President Josh Turner:
As you know, the situation with the coronavirus outbreak is evolving rapidly. I’ve been talking with the FCBA’s officers about how this impacts us, and we understand that the FCC and a number of our members’ companies and firms have put temporary travel restrictions in place, and in some cases have limited participation in public events. We are obviously taking these circumstances very seriously.
In light of the concerns about participation in public events, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to postpone and reschedule the FCBA events that were scheduled for March. That includes CLEs, brown bags, the happy hour this Wednesday, the Privacy Symposium next week, and the Mentoring Supper that had been set for March 25. We’ll be in touch with the committee co-chairs and the registrants for these events as soon as possible about new dates.
We recognize that the situation is fluid. At this point, we are not postponing or rescheduling any of the events in April or May, including the Annual Seminar, but we will be closely monitoring the guidance being promulgated by the CDC and the WHO, as well as the impact of the policies put in place by our members’ companies, firms, and organizations, as well as the federal government. If it becomes clear that further schedule changes are warranted, we will let you know just as soon as we can.
I want you to know that I very much regret having to take these steps. The FCBA is, first and foremost, a community, and one of the backbones of that community has always been the educational, productive, and entertaining gatherings that we put together. But I also care deeply about the health and safety of each of you, and of the community generally. If we are going to help reduce the spread of COVID 19, we need to be willing to make small sacrifices like these. Hopefully this disruption will be short, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon.