Dear PGA Colleagues and Partners:
Your Iowa PGA Section Officers and staff, in working with PGAHQ, have made the necessary decision to postpone/suspend all Iowa PGA Section and Junior Golf events through April 10th as we continue to evaluate the situation.
The rapid spread and still-unknown threat of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 find us in the middle of uncertain and extraordinary times. Having considered all the available information and in following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local/state health department officials, the Section is electing to act with an abundance of caution with three main goals driving our decisions:
- Caring for the health of our professionals, their staff and members
- Preventing the virus from infiltrating our facilities and gatherings
- Contributing to public health efforts to stem the spread of this virus throughout our golf and civic communities
In our view, these extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary actions. Across the country announcements are being made of closures, cancellations, postponements and other disruptions to plans and life. Each of these disruptions are bound to cause an array of frustrations, inconveniences and sacrifices, all in the name of helping to curb this public health crisis. We are fully aware that the Section's own changes will have similar effects on our professionals and their families; we ask for your patience and understanding as we venture through this together.
Again, the Section will postpone/suspend all Section and Junior Golf events through April 10th at which time we will revisit and evaluate current circumstances.
The following Iowa PGA Section event will be postponed/suspended until further notice: Spring Meeting (4/6). All previous registrants will be refunded for the Spring Meeting.
The Section will provide, at the very least, weekly updates. Your Section Headquarters Staff will begin working remotely on Monday, March 16th. All operations and services will continue as normal, and we will maintain consistent levels of service. Please stay tuned.
We will also be sending you a best practice on how to mitigate COVID-19 at your facilities.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns.
for Best Practices from across the country
Respectfully submitted by your Iowa PGA Officers, Board and Staff