The Toy Association has temporarily closed its offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. as a precaution to protect the health and safety of its staff and members during the coronavirus pandemic. With staff members working remotely, the organization asks that members and others refrain from sending packages to the offices as they will not be accepted.
“Over the past week, we have equipped those staff who did not already have our necessary technology to be able to fully remote access their office computers, our network, iMIS data management, and have their office voice mail routed to their email,” says Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association. “The Toy Association’s operations, services, updates to members, committee meetings, etc. will progress uninterrupted and will appear seamless to members.”
The Toy Association continues monitoring the evolving situation and challenges that the spread of COVID-19 poses to the toy industry. Updates will continue to be posted in the “What to Know about the Coronavirus and Toys” section of the Association’s website.
Additionally, The Toy Book is continuing to provide daily updates regarding impact and reaction from the toy industry and adjacent businesses here. A full archive of stories regarding the coronavirus are available here.