A message from our CEO regarding COVID-19

Posted: October 24, 2020, 12:00 am

Dear Member,

John Bartley headshotSafety is the culture of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative. In joining worldwide efforts of protecting one another from contracting and spreading COVID-19, we are implementing lessons learned from others to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Currently, our offices are closed to the public. We will continue evaluating the pandemic status to determine when to reopen. We know you rely on safe, reliable electric service, and we will continue doing our best to serve you.

Equally important is the well-being of our employees. We are using best practices, good judgment, and safety precautions to better serve you.

To help your cooperative and area communities reduce spreading the virus and encourage social distancing, please follow these guidelines:

  • Contact our support staff and report power outages by calling our offices. General communications may be emailed by using the contact us form on our website.
  • Keep up with our latest updates by following us on Facebook.
  • Conveniently pay your energy bill online or by calling our offices.

We are taking additional steps to mitigate unnecessary risk by minimizing work-related travel and participation in group gatherings.

Please stay safe and know that Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will continue to operate and provide the highest-quality service possible for you, the members we serve. The spread of COVID-19 may necessitate changes in how we interact, but it will not change what we do.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

John Bartley
CEO/General Manager