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COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources
updated 4/1/20

As we are all closely monitoring the developments regarding COVID-19, below are resources which may be helpful to review and assist you further during this time.

OAWWA Updates

03/26/2020
Per Gov. DeWine's Stay at Home Order, the OAWWA office closed effective Tuesday, March 24. While our physical office will be closing, we will still be serving our members — just a little differently. Staff will be working remotely from home into the foreseeable future. We want you to know that OAWWA staff is well positioned to work remotely — our offices have been implementing work from home for several years, and we will be able to continue working for OAWWA without interruption from our homes for as long as we need to.


Our office phone number is still available to call. However, you will need to leave a message and a staff person will return your call during normal hours, Monday-Friday. We will still be responding to emails as we normally would.

Please continue to visit our website for the latest updates and information. These resources are updated often. We will continue to send out this weekly H2O in the Know, though the content may look different than it normally does.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the OAWWA office at oawwa@assnoffices.com.


03/19/2020
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the prior week has been trying for all of us and we expect further challenges in the coming weeks. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, the OAWWA Governing Board and staff would like to keep you informed of how the COVID-19 virus is affecting scheduled OAWWA events. ALL March and April OAWWA events have been cancelled as well as the Northeast District Meeting scheduled for May 7. If you had registered to attend any of these events, you should have received an emailed notice with details on how refunds will be issued. If you have not received an emailed notice, please contact OAWWA via email at oawwa@assnoffices.com for further information.


The coming weeks will involve all of us changing our routines and how we are used to doing business. We will get through this together. Thank you for your patience as we work through everything.


Please stay healthy and safe.

03/12/2020
The staff and Governing Board of the Ohio Section AWWA want to insure accurate and timely information regarding the COVID-19 virus is available to our members. There is much uncertainty regarding the virus, and we want to assure you that your health and safety are of our utmost concern.


OAWWA Events
Currently, we are waiting for the governor's office to release the written order referenced during the March 11 press conference. In advance of this order, the Ohio Section has cancelled the NW District Meeting scheduled for March 19 in Bellevue. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate events currently scheduled in April as more information becomes available.

What Can You Do?
We understand that you might feel helpless during this time, but there are things you can do.

Use every day preventative actions such as:

  • WASH YOUR HANDS for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue isn't available, sneeze or cough into your ELBOW NOT YOUR HANDS.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. This includes your laptop and phone.
  • Get accurate information specific to Ohio at coronavirus.ohio.gov
  • Start thinking ahead concerning staffing at your plant. While the majority of your staff probably aren't high risk, your employees might have to be absent due to school closings or the illness of a loved one. Plan now how you will deal with a reduction in available staff.
  • STAY CALM. The best thing you can do for yourself, your family and your community is to stay informed and remain calm.