Lawrence, Kansas, United States: Out of an abundance of caution in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) will modify its operations for the foreseeable future to assist in reducing the spread of the disease. The transition is effective immediately.
While no member of the GCSAA team has tested positive for the virus, the association is taking preventative measures, in accordance with CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommendations, to transition most of its staff at its Lawrence, Kansas, headquarters to work remotely in order to participate in social distancing.
The headquarters building will not be open to the public during this time.
A limited number of staff members will remain onsite to complete some key functions. All remote staff will have the capabilities to continue their duties with little or no interruption in service to members.
“We are very fortunate that we invested in the technology to be able to continue to provide the high level of member service we are known for while keeping the health and safety of our members and staff at the forefront,” said Rhett Evans, the GCSAA’s Chief Executive Officer.
“We will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we feel it is safe to return to our traditional operation,” he added.