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As concerns over the coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, shake confidence, spread fear, and cause instability, one thing remains unchanged - you can count on TWUA.

CDC Guidance 3/15/2020 - Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

corona virus 200Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populationshand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.  

washing handsThis recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

TWUA Central Office is fielding calls related to postponing or cancelling training events.  The official position of TWUA is, use sound judgment and follow the advice from CDC and know that Central Office will support local training decisions.

Central Office is actively looking at online computer-based training options.  Please watch for electronic notifications related to remote training options.