Toy Association Services Continue Amid Spread of Coronavirus

coronavirusMarch 17, 2020 | Out of precautions surrounding COVID-19, and to best ensure the health and safety of Toy Association staff and membership, The Toy Association’s offices in New York City and Washington, DC, have temporarily closed and staff is working remotely as of March 16.

“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,” said 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."

During this time, The Toy Association will continue to monitor the ongoing and evolving challenges COVID-19 poses to the global toy community and service members with the most helpful information and resources they need to continue to operate their businesses as close to normalcy as possible. Members are encouraged to share how we can best service you during this time.

Please continue to connect with your existing Toy Association staff contacts via email and by phone on any matters of interest, or contact us at to share your views.

Pasierb added, “Protecting our employees while ensuring continuity of operations on behalf of those we exist to serve remains paramount. We will reassess on a weekly basis and make changes as warranted. And, we will continue to flow information about the virus and business implications to members via direct information and updating the dedicated “What to Know About the Coronavirus and Toys” area on our website.“

Note: Please do not send any packages to Toy Association offices. Scheduled deliveries to Toy Association offices will not be accepted during this time.