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March 11, 2020


The TEMA Conference 2020 is Moving Forward as Planned.

 

The Texas Energy Managers Association shares the concern about the COVID-19 and the questions this challenge presents. There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our members. We will continue to monitor the CDC’s recommendations to guide our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, at this time, we are still moving forward with the TEMA Conference 2020.

 

We have been and remain in contact with our TEMA Conference 2020 meeting facilities (The American Bank Center and the Omni) and have been assured that all facilities have put several safeguards in place to include deep cleaning and disinfecting touch points, such as handles, rails, push bars, etc. Sanitation stations are set up at key locations throughout the main areas of the meeting facilities, hotels and public areas.  TEMA is also contributing hand sanitizer stations in all gathering areas.  It is our hope that these initiatives will provide all of our members assurance that we take safety very seriously and that appropriate precautions have been put in place.

 

Many destinations across the State of Texas, including Corpus Christi, are continuing to organize and hold meetings and events.  The meetings that are drawing local concerns are those larger than 2,500 attendees.  We are anticipating at or below 500 attendees for the TEMA Conference 2020. As such, our conference falls short of the 2,500 attendees governmental sources find to be of concern. 

 

Additionally, TEMA is staying in contact with the Corpus Christi CVB who is working with the City of Corpus Christi to communicate the best practices to prevent infection. They are remaining vigilant regarding all COVID-19 developments, as are we at TEMA.

 

Below is a list from the CDC of best practices to follow:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.

 

For additional information please visit the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Stay up to date with the City of Corpus Christi: www.cctexas.com/coronavirus

For additional information regarding the TEMA Conference 2020, please contact:

Cami Brumley

TEMA Executive Director/CEO

512-657-1890

cbrumley@texasema.org

www.texasema.org