As you know, the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic related to the coronavirus, and there are confirmed cases in Kansas. Sunflower wants to keep you—an important partner in our mission to provide reliable, affordable energy services to our member-owners—apprised of the steps we are taking to keep our staff, partners, and members safe and to keep our operations running smoothly.
Sunflower has a Pandemic Threat Mitigation Plan, which includes action phases that address escalating conditions should those occur. At the present time we are in the Preparation Phase, a phase that allows for normal business activities while taking proactive measures to mitigate spread of the virus.
The Preparation Phase guidelines instruct staff on heightened personal hygiene practices, travel restrictions, and sick leave recommendations. The Preparation Phase also includes limiting in-person and on-site visits with vendors and others unless necessary. Instead, we are opting for electronic or telephone meetings when possible. Therefore, to help keep you and our staff safe, until further notice in-person visits to Sunflower locations will be limited to those visits deemed essential. In-person presence of vendor staff supporting work associated with the ongoing Holcomb outage is deemed essential. Please submit all invoices electronically.
As this issue continues to evolve, Sunflower management will adjust our approach to the challenge as warranted. We will keep you informed if those decisions further impact the way Sunflower interacts with you, our valued partner.
If you have questions, please call 785-623-3341.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation