A2LA Updates in Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/16/2020

Dear A2LA Accredited Organizations, Members, and Stakeholders: 

As we all respond to the unprecedented events unfolding related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to take a moment to communicate with our current applicants and accredited customers, members of the association, and other stakeholders. A2LA Management has been monitoring news surrounding COVID-19 and determining the steps our association can take to ensure the wellbeing of our customers, staff, and assessors.  

First and foremost, our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly impacted by the global pandemic. We understand you may need to take time away from your business and your customers. If you find your organization in a unique situation, please let us know how we can assist.

For our current customers, we will not be conducting on-site assessments, effective immediately, and lasting through Friday, April 10th. However, if assessments are currently underway, they will continue, if possible. All A2LA Accreditation customers who are in good standing and with accreditation anniversary dates in the next 90 days, will automatically be granted extensions. Within the coming weeks, A2LA staff members will be in contact with all currently accredited organizations to discuss their status. The steps we are taking are in the best interest of the health and safety of our customers and stakeholders, while also upholding requirements and processes for A2LA accreditation that is known and trusted throughout the world.  

Currently, A2LA plans for the majority of staff to work remotely effective Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 10th to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Our availability to you will be the same as always. Individual contact information for staff remains the same. You may also reach a representative through our main phone line (301)-644-3248, or info@a2la.org.  We are committed to maintaining the highest level of customer service.

Regarding the 2020 A2LA Technical Forum, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event. With the WHO and CDC both warning against mass gatherings, we felt it was the only responsible course of action at this juncture. We will be communicating directly with exhibitors, sponsors, and registrants as soon as possible to address next steps. Thank you for your patience as we plan a clear and effective course of action. 

Circumstances continue to change rapidly as more news becomes available, but A2LA as an association remains committed to our customers and stakeholders. Please do not hesitate to reach out to A2LA staff, we are ready to help assist you during this challenging time.  We appreciate you continued support and business. 

The A2LA Executive Team