As stated before, NWPPA’s primary consideration will always be the safety of our members and staff. As a training organization, we also strive to involve our broadest membership in our events. We have been closely monitoring both the status of public health concerns and the increasing travel restrictions at our member utilities; as a result we have postponed or rescheduled the remainder of our March events as well as several in April, including our largest event, the Engineering & Operations and Trade Show scheduled for April 7-9 in Reno, Nev.
We will continue to evaluate our upcoming events on a case-by-case basis and have a list of affected events on our website at https://www.nwppa.org/updates-and-cancellations/. If the status of an event changes, we will promptly provide any updates to registrants. For certain events, virtual options may be available.
For registered attendees needing to cancel because of a travel restriction or health concern, we will make every effort to reschedule them into a later class or event. If rescheduling is not possible, we will provide a full refund of fees.
To keep our employees and the public as safe as possible, we have also asked most staff to work from home this week. We expect our members to see minimal change from this as all staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our membership at all times.
NWPPA will continue to closely monitor these issues and take our lead from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as local, state, and regional governments. We will also continue to monitor and honor travel restrictions at our member utilities.
As the impact of the coronavirus evolves, NWPPA will continue to share information and updates as well as how it impacts the public power community. In the immediate term, NWPPA is strongly encouraging attendees, as well as staff, to practice recommended health and safety habits.
NWPPA Executive Director