April 23, 2020
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March 15, 2020
To: Texas Chapter of APWA Members and Friends
RE: Update to TX-APWA Members on COVID-19
By now, we suspect the current COVID-19 situation has affected you in some way. TX-APWA has received notifications of cancelled local events and questions about upcoming meetings. Some cities have implemented bans on gatherings of a certain size.
As you are aware, the situation is fluid and changes occur rapidly. The health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance. For now, we recommend that you make your decisions based on guidance and recommendation of the following:
APWA has also set up an InfoNOW Community for discussions about COVID-19. If you would like to join this community, log into your APWA account and go to http://infonow.apwa.net/covid-19.
In regard to the TX-APWA Annual Conference in June at Moody Gardens in Galveston, it is too early to make a decision to cancel or postpone the annual conference. Respecting travel arrangements, we hope to make a final decision by April 15, whether the conference will go on as planned or be postponed.
Please continue to monitor your local jurisdiction and follow all precautions to keep yourself and family safe.
Thank you for all the work you are doing managing this very unique situation. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President ¦ Texas Chapter of APWA
We have made adjustments to the stated below in the original notice.
We are now asking you to keep this a living document. As the virus causes changes please update the document with any change that are made to your response. Even though there is a spot for your name, email and jurisdiction, we will not make that part public on the website. This document will become very import, which can help us improve our SOP, policies etc. for any future type scenarios. We have also added some questions that you stated you wanted answered.
I have also included on our website a very similar questioner that was sent out nationwide by APWA.infonow
Thank you for your continued help.
To: Texas Public Works Officials
The Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TX-APWA) would like to collect information regarding your jurisdictions, Public Works Responses and the handling of your public works employees and teams regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The information will be used for historical tracking and mapping of how Texas Public Works has handled responses and staffing issues related to the COVID-19 issue. The information collected will be provided to everyone who participates via our State Chapter website http://texas.apwa.net/ and it will provide situational awareness of what’s going on across the state. The process will improve as we fine tune the data collection and automation.
The results of the survey will be posted here as they are received: http://texas.apwa.net/PageDetails/22892