Although it hasn't been business as usual during these challenging times, our top priority of providing you, our member-owners, with safe and reliable power has not changed and we will continue doing our part to keep your life as normal as possible through this situation and beyond.
As an essential service provider, your Cooperative has had an Emergency Restoration Plan in place to serve as guidance during any disruptive or extended interruption of normal business operations and services. After Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency on March 17, we took steps to implement our Emergency Restoration Plan by following the guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Gov. Reynolds.
A culture of safety has always been paramount at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely using best practices, good judgment and necessary safety precautions to maintain a safe environment for our employees, member-owners and other business partners.
Currently, our offices remain closed to the public and we will continue evaluating the pandemic status to determine when to reopen. We are also utilizing innovative ways to work together from safe spaces, including video conferencing, teleconferencing and more as work-related travel and participation in group gatherings has been temporarily suspended.
Please stay safe and know that your Cooperative will continue to operate and provide the highest-quality service possible for you, the members we serve. The spread of COVID-19 may necessitate changes in how we interact, but it will not change what we do.