(June 9, 2020) Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA is pleased to be gradually reopening its Headquarters/Training Center beginning June 15, 2020.

 

All visitors, staff and trainers are expected to follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well being of the NEPPA community.

 

In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines.

 

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Federal Government

 

& CDC Resources  

 

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Resources 

 
 

APPA Resources 

 

FEMA Resources 

 

 

State & Local 

 

Resources, by State 

 

 

Updates from NEPPA

 

(June 9, 2020) Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA is pleased to be gradually reopening its Headquarters/Training Center beginning June 15, 2020.

 

All visitors, staff and trainers are expected to follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well being of the NEPPA community.

 

In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines.

 

 

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Update March 23, 2020

In response to growing concerns about the containment of the Covid-19 virus, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts earlier today.  The advisory takes effect at noon tomorrow and asks all non-essential workers to stay at home.  NEPPA recognizes that this will put an even greater strain on our industry as you work to keep the lights on and your services running. Read more

 

Update March 16, 2020 

Given the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19 and in light of the escalating closures and travel restrictions, NEPPA has made the decision to postpone all training through May 1, 2020. This includes training at NEPPA headquarters and all @Your-Site classes. In the event that the pandemic does not unfold in the manner that the government anticipates, we will re-evaluate scheduling @Your-Site sessions prior to May 3rd.  Read more 

 

Update March 11, 2020 

With the Covid-19 virus beginning to spread in the United States, please know that NEPPA is carefully monitoring the situation. We are continually assessing whether or not to move forward with our upcoming in-house education and training opportunities. We recognize the importance of holding our courses as scheduled, so for the time being, we are planning to proceed with all training sessions. We are establishing some guidelines for our Littleton training facility to help ensure we are doing all that we can to protect students and prevent the disease from spreading. Read more

 

 

 

NEPPA Meetings

 

All in-house and @Your-Site Training has been postponed until May 18, 2020.  

 

In light of the on-going pandemic, and with everyone’s safety in mind, NEPPA will not be moving forward with the E & O Conference scheduled for May 18th and 19th.   

 

At this time we are evaluating the feasibility of holding the event at a later date.  We will let you know as soon as possible if we will be holding the event this year.  

 

We continue to assess all NEPPA events on a case-by-case basis and will inform members if any additional decisions are made to cancel or postpone events.  if you have any questions about NEPPA meetings or events, please reach out to communications@neppa.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Emergency Management  

 

Information - CT

 

 

 

 

Emergency Operations Centers (EOC):

 

It is important that utilities understand the process to request materials such as PPE and to get on EOC lists early if you think you need PPE materials.  Here is the process for Connecticut:  

 

Connecticut

The Office of Emergency Management provides a coordinated, integrated program for state-wide emergency management and homeland security, including coordination of the state response to emergencies, strategic and operational all-hazards planning; community preparedness; exercise and training; and grants planning and program management.

 

  1. Reach out to request help from your town’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) coordinator. Each town should have a coordinator that serves as the main contact between DEMHS and the town. This contact person is typically the police or fire chief.
  2. If your town cannot assist with your request, then your town’s coordinator must call the DEMHS regional office that you are a part of. Each coordinator should know which region they belong to, below is a picture showing each region and each region contact information.
  3. If you are unable to figure out who your town’s coordinator is then you may call your DEMHS Regional office or DEMHS headquarters for assistance. 

CT Regions

  

Region 1 – Robert Kenny, DEMHS Region 1 Coordinator, Office: 203-696-2640

Region 2 – Jacob Manke, DEMHS Region 2 Coordinator, Office: 860-685-8105

Region 3 – William Turley, DEMHS Region 3 Coordinator, Office: 860-529-6893

Region 4 – Mike Caplet, Region 4 Coordinator, Office: 860-465-5460

Region 5 – John Field, Region 5 Coordinator, Office: 203-591-3509

 

https://portal.ct.gov/DEMHS/Emergency-Management/Resources-For-Officials/Regional- Offices

 

Connecticut Office of Emergency Management Phone: (860) 256-0800

 

http://www.ct.gov/demhs/

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and other Resources  

 

 

APPA Resources 

 

 

FEMA Resources

 

 

 

State & Local 

 

Resources, by State

 

 

 

NEPPA Resources

 

 

 

Updates from NEPPA

 

Update March 23, 2020

In response to growing concerns about the containment of the Covid-19 virus, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts earlier today.  The advisory takes effect at noon tomorrow and asks all non-essential workers to stay at home.  NEPPA recognizes that this will put an even greater strain on our industry as you work to keep the lights on and your services running. Read more

 

Update March 16, 2020 

Given the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19 and in light of the escalating closures and travel restrictions, NEPPA has made the decision to postpone all training through May 1, 2020. This includes training at NEPPA headquarters and all @Your-Site classes. In the event that the pandemic does not unfold in the manner that the government anticipates, we will re-evaluate scheduling @Your-Site sessions prior to May 3rd.  Read more 

 

Update March 11, 2020 

With the Covid-19 virus beginning to spread in the United States, please know that NEPPA is carefully monitoring the situation. We are continually assessing whether or not to move forward with our upcoming in-house education and training opportunities. We recognize the importance of holding our courses as scheduled, so for the time being, we are planning to proceed with all training sessions. We are establishing some guidelines for our Littleton training facility to help ensure we are doing all that we can to protect students and prevent the disease from spreading. Read more

 

 

 

NEPPA Meetings

 

Due to the rapidly evolving responses around COVID-19, NEPPA Headquarters/Training Center is closed to the public and all visitors until April 6, 2020 at which time the situation will be reassessed.  All in-house and @Your-Site Training has been postponed until May 4, 2020.

 

At this time, we are still planning to hold the E & O as it is in mid to late May. 

 

We continue to access all NEPPA events on a case-by-case basis and will inform members if any additional decisions are made to cancel or postpone events.  if you have any questions about NEPPA meetings or events, please reach out to communications@neppa.org

 

NOTE: To encourage some sense of normalcy, connectivity and continued professional development, we encourage you to consider attending the upcoming webinar on April 9th, Taking Care of Business: The Economics of Your Distribution System.

 

The decision to close the Training Center and postpone training impacts the Metering I Program currently scheduled for April 27 - 28, 2020. 

 

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Maine

 

 

 

 

State & Local

 

Resources, Maine

 

 

 

 

Emergency Operations Centers (EOC):

 

 

It is important that utilities understand the process to request materials such as PPE and to get on EOC lists early if you think you need PPE materials.  Here is the process for Maine:

 

Maine

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) community is a partnership among State, County and local emergency managers, as well as many other government organizations, voluntary agencies and the business community.

 

  1. Reach out to request help from your town’s EOC contact. Each town should have a coordinator that serves as the main contact between MEMA and the town.
  2. If your town cannot assist with your request, then your town’s EOC contact must call the MEMA county contact. A list of each county contact can be found here: https://www.magov/mema/ema-community/county-local/county-emergency- management-agencies.
  3. If you are unable to figure out who your town’s coordinator is then you may call the MEMA headquarters for assistance.

 

Maine Emergency Management Agency Phone: (207) 624-4400

 

http://www.maine.gov/mema/

 

Click here for County Emergency Management Agencies in your area.