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Coronavirus and NEIWPCC

NEIWPCC Events and Operations

As of March 23

NEIWPCC’s headquarters, in Lowell, Massachusetts, will be closed Tuesday, March 24–Tuesday, April 7, 2020, following Massachusetts state guidance. The NEIWPCC staff will continue essential operations remotely.

All other NEIWPCC offices will be following their respective state protocols.


As of March 20

NPS Conference Cancelled: We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Annual Nonpoint Source Conference. The 2021 conference will be held on April 22-23, 2021, in Woodstock, Vermont.

Visit the conference page for more information.

We continue to serve NPS practitioners and policymakers through remote workgroup meetings, conference calls, and our publications and other services.


Update March 13, 2020

NEIWPCC is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, colleagues, and the community. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NEIWPCC will be adopting the below precautionary measures, effective immediately for all NEIWPCC staff, including those outside of Massachusetts. NEIWPCC’s senior team will continue to reassess the steps we are taking and determine if additional steps are necessary.

NEIWPCC Staff Travel and Meetings

All work-related travel, both foreign and domestic, is discontinued until April 12, including previously approved travel. Staff should not attend external work-related conferences, meetings, or events.

Conferences, workgroup meetings, and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by NEIWPCC staff involving external parties, will be postponed, held virtually, or cancelled. Regular internal business shall continue, and we encourage staff and colleagues to utilize any alternatives such as conference calls, webinar software, and other group communication tools.

NEIWPCC Wastewater and Onsite Training Calendar

All NEIWPCC and JETCC Trainings scheduled now through April 30th will be canceled or rescheduled. We will be updating our training calendar accordingly and communicating with those involved as we have more information.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and update this website with further information as available.


Posted 3/9/2020

The leadership of NEIWPCC is closely monitoring news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are reviewing our plans for continuity of operations and for future meetings and events in light of developments surrounding the outbreak.

The safety of all of our staff and attendees is of the utmost importance to NEIWPCC. Our thoughts are with those affected worldwide.

All NEIWPCC operations are proceeding normally. There has been no change in plans for any of our upcoming events or conferences.

NEIWPCC is closely tracking information from national, state, and local health officials around the country regarding the virus.

We are monitoring developments. If the situation warrants, we will announce any changes to upcoming NEIWPCC events.

Today, we do not anticipate canceling or postponing our meetings. However, we will immediately communicate any changes to all registrants.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Keeping You Informed

NEIWPCC is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, colleagues, and the community. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NEIWPCC is adopting precautionary measures, effective immediately for all NEIWPCC staff, including those outside of Massachusetts. NEIWPCC’s senior team will continue to reassess the steps we are taking and determine if additional steps are necessary.