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The WELL Annual Conference is Postponed

As you are likely aware, there is growing concern in Santa Clara County regarding COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. We have been monitoring the situation closely to assess whether or not we could proceed with the WELL Annual Conference next week with our 120 projected attendees. Unfortunately, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced on Friday, March 13th that all gatherings of over 100 people are now prohibited. As much as we were looking forward to the great water discussions planned for the WELL Annual Conference, we plan to adhere to Santa Clara County’s mandate and postpone the WELL Annual Conference to fall of this year. 

WELL’s number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our conference attendees, which is why we plan to reschedule the conference for fall. The planning discussions remain ongoing, and we will update you as new conference plans are solidified. 

We will issue refunds for the registration fees to all those who registered. However, since we do plan to reschedule the WELL Annual Conference, please notify Brianne by March 27th if you would like us to keep your payment to count towards your registration to the future conference date. Otherwise, reimbursements will start going out in the next few weeks. We ask for your patience as we find a new date for the WELL Annual Conference and process reimbursements. 

For those of you who reserved a hotel room at the San Jose Marriott, they have informed us that they will cancel all of the hotel rooms, so there is nothing you will need to do to cancel your hotel reservation. 

We want to encourage everyone to take preventive measures to stay safe. The World Health Organization recently posted helpful tips to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Click here to read their advice to the public. 

I look forward to seeing you all at the WELL Annual Conference later this year. If you have any questions about your conference registration, please contact Brianne Logasa, Program Manager, at brianne@latinosforwater.org or by phone at 323-349-0661.

Best regards, 

 

 

Alma Marquez
Executive Director

 

Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners