Important Message from EST Pancake

An Important Message from EST Todd Pancake:

Brothers and Sisters,

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in most every conversation, it has now been declared a national State of Emergency in the U.S., and we are monitoring the situation all across the IKORCC too. It is important to note that, as of 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, there are currently 12 confirmed cases in Indiana, 11 in Kentucky, and 13 in Ohio with no fatalities in our jurisdiction.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you as necessary. We have had a few job sites that have halted operations temporarily, should you be affected by this situation please contact your local business representative for employment opportunities. The safety of our membership, their families, and our staff will continue to be our highest priority. We appreciate your cooperation and attention to this situation.

Additionally, we are taking the actions necessary to protect the health and safety of our membership, representatives, and staff. The IKORCC Council offices will remain open with standard business operations. In addition, our training centers will remain open and operating on their regular schedules.

Like with any illnesses if you’re feeling sick and have any fever please stay home. Let your instructor or training director know. These challenges need us to be prepared and responsible for our actions.

Please consult the precaution and preparedness recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (20 seconds minimum)
  • Cover your cough
  • Do not congregate in large groups and parties
  • Disinfect surfaces regularly including cell phones, doorknobs, countertops, tools, etc.

Please let your employer know should you become ill and do not go to work if you are sick. Most importantly use common sense to limit your exposure to potential opportunities for infection. I cannot stress enough this is not the time for panic, but for patience and common sense. Think about protecting your families, friends, and coworkers. Be safe!


In Solidarity,


Todd Pancake

Executive Secretary-Treasurer