VLCDA COVID-19 Statement

March 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority will implement a teleworking policy with restricted travel from March 16 through March 27, 2020.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implored employers to explore the availability of telework arrangements in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the CDC and other health authorities, teleworking is one of the most effective methods of reducing the spread of the virus, given that teleworking significantly reduces the frequency and duration of interpersonal contact that is inherent in the workplace. By allowing employees to telework, companies are also limiting employees’ need to physically commute to and from the workplace.

We have taken proactive actions to both prevent the spread of the illness and protect the safety and health of our employees, including:

  • Implementing telecommuting for those who can perform their duties remotely
  • Cancelling existing industry tours and external meetings
  • Increasing cleaning of our office
  • Aggressively sanitizing work areas
  • Cancelling all non-essential business travel
  • Using technology for meetings

Also, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority regularly schedule monthly meeting for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:30pm has been canceled. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:30pm in the Development Authority Conference Room, 103 Roosevelt Drive.

For more information and to contact staff, please visit our website at www.buildlowndes.com.


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