A message from Matthew Dolge, Executive Director of the PTRC:
With the latest news regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching our region, I want to assure you that our leadership team is closely monitoring the latest reports and recommendations from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We are temporarily implementing measures to reduce the spread of the virus to ensure the health and well-being of our members, our partners, and our employees. We are especially sensitive to these issues given the at-risk population we regularly serve. We are explicitly asking for reduced in-person interaction, and all in-person meetings are canceled through May 15th.
Our goal is to continue to provide the tools and access you rely on us for wherever and whenever. In other words, we are ready to serve you digitally!
- Call-In Services – Staff will be available to serve you via telephone during regular business hours
- Email Response – Please continue to reach out to our staff via email. Find staff contact information here.
- Video Conferencing for Meetings – When possible, staff will provide video or phone conferencing alternatives. We have asked all staff to cancel out of region travel and avoid external meetings of 10 people or more. Please visit our online calendar for event updates.
- Office visits are limited and by appointment only – Where in-person contact is required, you can work with a staff member to schedule an in-person appointment, if the following conditions are present, we do not advise in-person contact:
- In the last 14 days, if you or a member of your household have traveled to a COVID-19 CDC identified outbreak area.
- In the last 14 days, you have had contact with anyone with a presumed COVID-19 diagnosis
- In the last 14 days, if you have symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any type of flu-like symptom.
We want to encourage you to be proactive in your efforts to prevent the spread of sickness as well. For more information, get the latest reports and safety suggestions from the CDC website or the NC DHHS website. Or visit on-line resources maintained by our member counties and larger cities for more localized information:
City of Burlington
City of Winston-Salem
City of Greensboro
City of High Point
Stay informed, stay safe.
Thank you for helping us all stay safe so that we may continue to do the right thing for your well being today and every day.
All my best,
Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council