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5/14/2020 Update from the General Manager

Dear Member,

Today, Governor Kate Brown approved Deschutes County’s application to enter Phase 1 on May 15. Midstate Electric Cooperative is still facing a lot of unknowns. We continue to monitor and follow the advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and our state and local government in protecting one another from contracting and spreading COVID-19.

When appropriate, MEC will reopen its lobby to the public. At this time, a specific date has not yet been determined.

The health and safety of our employees and our members remain our top priority. To reduce health risks and to safeguard our operational and business continuity, the following will be completed before reopening the lobby:

  • Install clear barriers at all Member Service counters.

  • Install floor markers at least 6 feet apart in the lobby to encourage social distancing.

  • Distribute face masks, gloves, and cleaning and sanitizing products to employees.

  • Enhance office cleaning and disinfecting above and beyond normal procedures.

  • Require member-facing employees to wear masks and wash or sanitize hands frequently.

When the lobby reopens, MEC requests that members follow the recommended social distancing guidelines while at MEC and follow instructions as posted on lobby signage, floor markers and directional signs for their safety and the safety of others.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

Dave Schneider, General Manager

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