Important ASHA Office Operations Update
Published Date: Mar 30, 2020
The health and well-being of our staff, their families and our members are paramount as our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. New office procedures have gone into effect per a state executive order from the Governor of Kentucky, available here, that only life-sustaining business could remain open. These changes went into effect for the office on Friday, March 27 and will remain until the order is lifted by the Governor. The new office procedure put into order to be compliant with the state order are as follows:
- All staff are to work remotely from home
- Staff will only be in office to perform the minimum basic operations as needed
- No visitors allowed in the office with the exception of mail delivery
- All staff working from home will be able to access their voicemail remotely
ASHA has taken measures to assure all staff can access their work computers remotely, have access to their work voicemails and support from remote IT specialists when necessary. To assist us in serving you our members and customers please when ever possible submit ASHA forms and ASR forms via email and use the resources at www.asha.net. All forms and free scanning apps for both Apple and Android devices available here.
In addition to the above, we have contracted with our cleaning service to sanitize and disinfect the office on a regular basis. For staff that will continue to work in the office we will follow the CDC guidelines for ways to keep the workplace safe. A link to the CDC recommendations can be found here (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf).
It is our goal to continue to serve our membership through this crisis as best as we can. The best way to reach staff during this period is through email. A staff directory can be found at this link (https://www.asha.net/aboutus/asha/stafflist). We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and make changes as needed.