We all must do what we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and ready ourselves in the event of a widespread outbreak in Maine. Our very highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our members, our employees, and our communities. However, we also want to approach this moment with a sense of calm and responsibility.
Because COVID-19 is easily passed from one person to another, the League and Synergent are canceling or postponing events scheduled to take place over the next 30 days. A list of events affected include:
- March 24: League Conference – IRA Essentials
- March 25: League Conference – IRA Advanced
- March 25: Synergent Technology Services Committee Meeting
- April 7: Certified Teller Training
- April 8: Marketing Council Workshop
- April 9: Supervisor University
- April 14: Regulatory Compliance Conference
- April 15-16: Certified Teller Training
The League will let credit unions know whether other gatherings, such as League committees, will be canceled, postponed, or held remotely—but none will be held in person for at least the next 30 days. We also will extend the cancelation/postponement of events beyond April 16 if needed as the situation continues to unfold. Further, while we have not yet made a decision on the League’s Annual Convention and Ending Hunger Golf Tournament, we are actively looking at options if we do.
In addition, the League asks that Chapters cancel their meetings for at least the next 30 days as well. This includes all Financial Fitness Fairs. It is likely schools themselves would be canceling these events, as many could exceed Governor Mills’ recommended ban on gatherings of 250 or more people. Rather than wait for schools to make announcements, Chapters should notify schools that they will not be holding Financial Fitness Fairs this spring.
The League will continue to send updates as we have them and provide resources to credit unions to share with their members.