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COVID-19 update: Office closure a necessary measure

Written on May 1, 2020

OSCPA members,

Public health leaders in Ohio in recent days have made it clear that social distancing is a critical step in attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19. They are encouraging all businesses to do their part to practice social distancing to limit the risk of exposure – particularly to protect at-risk individuals.

For the safety of our team, as well as the community at large, OSCPA will close its physical office and operate on a virtual basis beginning Monday, March 16. Please know that we are not suspending operations; we will continue to serve you during this time by operating our business remotely using technology and processes we’ve had in place for years.

I encourage you to consider doing likewise, as you and your businesses are able. I suspect that, like me, many of you never expected to be faced with decisions that could impact broader public health. But that is where we now find ourselves. Over the past two weeks we have seen this disease go from what was – for many of us – just background noise into something that is now impacting every aspect of our lives. The best information we have tells us that will continue in the days and weeks ahead. And now we have learned that the actions all of us are taking now will help determine the eventual outcome.

We have canceled all live learning events through April 15 and will offer them online instead. Events beyond that date remain in place, but of course we’ll continue to evaluate as the situation unfolds.

We remain ready to serve you with learning on demand and more at my.ohiocpa.com. Watch our social media channels for additional updates. For more information about COVID-19, see our Coronavirus Resources and Information Page at ohiocpa.com. And as you manage your own business’s response to this outbreak, remember we are here for you; please call us at 614.764.2727 if you have questions or need assistance.

Thank you for your support as we all continue to navigate this rapidly changing situation.

Sincerely,

Scott D. Wiley, CAE

OSCPA President & CEO