March 23, 2020
Organizations reiterate that COVID-19 is not transmitted through drinking water.
Advocates push for ban on water service disconnections as Congress develops next aid package.
Non-binding guidance intended to facilitate continued operation of critical infrastructure sectors.
New law unclear if critical water utility personnel are “emergency responders” exempt from new benefits.
Utilities urged to share their planning and response initiatives with colleagues on new secure web page.
National Headquarters workers will telecommute, but association functions continue.
Associations assert expanded scope, discussion of future regulatory approaches warrant longer review.
March 25 session to focus on challenges and solutions.
Coronavirus concerns end plans for spring meeting of utility execs, national policy leaders.
Congress scrambles to address fallout from COVID-19.