Water Education Foundation Programming Subject to Change in Response to COVID-19
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In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19, we wanted to reach out and provide an update on our 2020 programming schedule.
The Water Education Foundation is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, which have created uncertainty for us all. And just like every organization, we are unsure how this will play out, for how long and how it will affect our upcoming in-person programming.
What is clear is the seriousness of this rapidly spreading virus. Thus, we are taking the following steps:
- All events regardless of size through the end of March have been canceled or postponed.
- We will make changes to tours, Project WET workshops and other programs in April and beyond on an event-by-event basis to ensure the safety and health of our partners, event attendees and staff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this weekend issued guidance to postpone events over the next eight weeks with 50 or more people. Many of our events are below that threshold but we will assess whether to carry out those events with an abundance of caution.
- You can check our events calendar for the status of individual events; we will be updating each as we confirm next steps around postponement or cancellation based on public health guidelines.
- If you are currently registered for any tours or other in-person programs, you will receive email communications directly from our team with additional information.
- Most Foundation team members will be working remotely to do our part to stem the virus’ progression. Thus, emailing us rather than calling our Sacramento office with your questions is the best way to reach us. We have updated our contact list so it will help you understand who to email.
- We will be sending orders of maps, guides and other items less frequently but if you have a rush order, please let Doug Beeman know.
- We will continue assembling our weekday Aquafornia aggregate of the top water news and working on our own Western Water articles from our journalism team as they can work remotely.
If you don’t get either, you can sign up here.
We appreciate your understanding during this situation.
We’re all in this together! Stay healthy and we’ll keep in touch with updates as we have them.