June 19 Update:
NRECA is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and continues to prioritize the health and safety of our members, staff and event participants. Local, state and national orders, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, travel industry guidance plus the number of participants and where they are coming from all inform our decisions regarding NRECA events. For these reasons, NRECA has canceled in-person events through August 31, as well as PowerUp and the in-person Regional Meetings scheduled for September and October. Please be aware that NRECA plans to continue to hold smaller programs scheduled in the fall. Madison-based training programs and the Gettysburg Leadership Experience programs will be held, as well as scheduled on-site training programs at statewide and co-op locations, barring any significant escalation in COVID-19 risk factors.
Those already registered for the canceled events will be contacted individually. In addition, we will use cooperative.com, NRECA's online professional communities and email to communicate these changes. We are exploring options for rescheduling or offering virtual options for those events where such alternatives may make sense.