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IABC Houston and COVID-19

March 26, 2020


The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted the global markets and the pandemic is now impacting many within our own community. Schools have closed, local businesses have shuttered, and many are unsure of the long-term implications to their careers and personal health.

In this time of uncertainty, how can we navigate the COVID-19 crisis as communicators? Join IABC Houston and our panel of experts for an informative discussion on crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panel will share insights into their corporate response, working remotely, and the importance of maintaining a focus on mental health.

Watch the full webinar on Facebook or YouTube.

Panelists: Judge Ed Emmett; Clint Woods; Dr. Chris Yandle


March 15, 2020


As many of you are aware, President Trump declared a national state of emergency over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Friday afternoon and the CDC issued guidance on in-person gatherings Sunday evening. The number of people affected is rising fast and has begun to impact those in our region. The IABC Houston Board of Directors is actively monitoring the situation with the health and safety of our communications family as our top priority. As a result, the following actions are being taken:

  • Effective immediately, all in-person IABC Houston networking events and luncheons will be postponed until at least May 15. The threat of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and one that we must take seriously. Our Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will rely on guidance from the City of Houston, Harris County and the CDC.

  • We live in a digital age and now is the time to embrace the technology that we utilize in our day-to-day lives. While we can’t serve a three-course meal virtually, we can still deliver content that improves personal and professional growth. To do so, we are exploring options to host webinars in place of our March and April events. More information will follow in the coming days.

  • Many of you have already registered for luncheons in March and April. IABC Houston will provide a full refund or a credit toward an upcoming IABC Houston event. We understand the importance of in-person meetings, but we must be vigilant in doing everything we can to mitigate the risk associated with COVID-19 -- and that means keeping our community safe.

This is a challenging time, but we are Houston Strong and we’ll get through this together. Please continue to take care of yourselves and take care of each other. We look forward to networking with you in person in the near future.
If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email.