APWA is closely
following the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on both the public and our
public works family. Because many of you are on the front lines and in many
cases are first responders, it is important for you to have the resources and
information you need to perform your responsibilities safely and to respond to
your own community's needs.
With that in
mind, APWA has developed a "Coronavirus and the Public
Works Community" resource webpage. Here you'll
find information and links broken down into three categories: Resources, News, and Share Your Experience.
The Resources section
provides you with links to health organizations, federal agencies, APWA's
partner organizations, and other public works-specific websites. In the News section, you
can find the latest updates on federal actions for COVID-19 emergency funds and
links to the latest editions of the APWA Washington Report for additional
federal legislation and guidelines. The Share Your Experience section of the
page provides you with links to APWA's Public Works COVID-19 Discussion Board
where you can connect with others in the public works community to share your
experiences and best practices and a link to the Cybersecurity and
Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) survey where you can let the federal
government know how to better assist you and your community. Canadian members
can find Canadian-specific resources and updates on the CPWA website.
Also on the
webpage, you'll find links to APWA's updated educational offerings.
We know many of you have staff working remotely and are taking advantage of
this time to continue their professional development. We want to fully support
you in this effort by providing complimentary access to APWA’s Members’ Library
and live Click, Listen & Learn webinars to all public works
professionals–members and non-members–through May 25. We're also offering a 20%
discount on all of our e-Courses during this time.
We hope you'll
find these resources useful as we navigate through this time of uncertainty. If
you have other ideas as to how we can help support the public works community,
please share them with us.
through this together.
Your APWA Ventura County Chapter and APWA National