Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Your health & safety are our top priorities…
The Orlando Foundation for Architecture (OFA) is closely monitoring the current situation via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local health officials in all of the six (6) central Florida counties we serve. We are also closely coordinating with other components, partners, AIA Orlando, AIA Florida and AIA National.
OFA is suspending in-person events pending further advisories from the CDC, or other federal, state, or local governments. If you have registered, submitted or sponsored an upcoming event, your payments, submissions and sponsorship(s) will be applied to the rescheduled event date. Refunds will be processed upon request, but please be advised that your current reservation/position cannot be held if a refund is processed, and you may lose your opportunity to participate, as sales activity will continue.
OFA is here for you. We would like to know how we can help you and your team through this historic occurrence. Please feel free to call Gary Scarboro, CAE, Executive Director at mobile 407-366-4444 or email Gary@AIAorlando.com.
Effective Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 , OFA has transitioned rapidly to remote office operations. Our office is now closed during normal office hours. The component staff is available to assist with all component member services and to assist our tireless volunteers in achieving great results under this remote management environment. Our physical office has now transitioned to a virtual workplace. We are available to meet in person, by appointment only, with people who have not recently traveled out of the country and are not showing signs of exposure (coughing/fever/headaches).
In order to serve our membership optimally during this period, we have implemented a reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. We are currently geared up to host all previously scheduled meetings remotely, through web-based meetings or conference calls. If pick-ups or deliveries are required, these may take place by appointment only. Again, please contact Gary Scarboro.
Please watch your email notifications and check the website for updates. We look forward to seeing this phase through with you, and moving back to the normal, good times at OFA.
Questions? Contact Gary Scarboro, CAE, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
AIA Florida Covid-19 Resources:
AIA Philadelphia is hosting a free conference call titled, “Owner’s Roundtable: Maintaining Practice amid COVID-19” on Thursday, 3/19 from 4-5:30pm.
“How Architecture Firms are Responding to COVID-19”
“Coronavirus Be Prepared Contractual Impacts and How To Address Them”
“Maintaining Business Continuity with a Remote Workforce”