Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from AFCC-MN President

Dear friends:

As you know, the nation, our state and our community are quickly responding to rapidly developing events related to COVID-19.  Out of an abundance of caution we are going to postpone our Lunch and Learn scheduled for today at the St. Paul Courthouse.

This event will be postponed to a date when Tanja Manrique is available and we can assure a virtual training will be presented and attended as effectively as possible.  As you know, we have been piloting remote access, however, the capacity of all members to access this is uncertain and we want to make sure that Tanja Manrique’s presentation is effectively presented in this format. 

In anticipation of our future remote presentations by the AFCC-MN and other groups, we urge you to make sure you have the technological capacity to participate remotely with your personal and work computers.  We will be using the Zoom software to broadcast the events.

You will remain automatically signed up for the rescheduled event with Tanja Manrique.  If you would like a refund for any money you have paid, we will do so.

We expect that the movie event at St. Thomas Law School on April 1, 2020 will be postponed due to decisions made by the law school in response to the COVID-19.  We will send a communication out to members as we gather more information with more specifics. 

Right now there is a lot we do not know.  For example, we do not know how many people have been infected in our community and who may be carrying the virus without being aware they are doing so, we do not know how long the virus remains contagious on surfaces which have been exposed to the virus, and we don’t know with precision what and when exposure to the virus could cause someone to be infected.  This and other information will help us make more informed decisions to protect our members’ safety which is our utmost concern.  I am told by our Chief Judge that the Governor and the Commissioner of Health will hold a press conference today at 1 p.m.

I want to thank the leadership from our education committee, Board and consultants on our remote pilot project, as well as our speaker and staff person, for their leadership in consulting with me as we made this decision.  They are Amy Krupinski, Laurel Ferris, Jai Kissoon, Traci Capistrant, Carl Arnold, Tanja Manrique and Heidi Halvorson. 

Thanks,

AFCC-MN President

Ref. James Street

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