In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic currently still on the rise, it has become clear that the Rio Grande Region’s plans to hold our convention in mid-May have become unrealistic. The region is about to make a decision about this, and we need your help. If you are a member in New Mexico, the four-corners section of Colorado, or El Paso, TX, please take a moment to help us make the appropriate decision.
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Statement Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We recognize that you have understandable questions and concerns about how the COVID-19 – Coronavirus pandemic may affect NA events, including the Rio Grande Regional Convention scheduled for May 14-17, 2020.
Currently, we are proceeding as if the convention is taking place as scheduled, but the situation is unfolding rapidly. In some respects, the convention is right around the corner. In other respects, with the speed at which this news is breaking, it is actually a long way off. We are not making light of the situation. We are monitoring official sources of information, and we will offer more information as the situation becomes clearer, and as we are able.
Some good news is that airlines are instituting very broad policies about cancellations. We expect that each of you will make plans based on your specific health issues and concerns. However, given the flexibility that the airlines are demonstrating, we encourage you not to make firm decisions right now. We will stay on top of this and let you know what we know when we know it. We are grateful we don’t have to make any further decisions today.
It is not our role to make statements regarding health issues. We are following the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New Mexico Department of Health (NM DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and encourage others to do the same.
NM DOH: http://cv.nmhealth.org/