March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Impact – Update March 13, 2020

IECRM Training Schedule Update

IECRM is closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State of Colorado Department of Public Health regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Schools across the country have made decisions to offer alternative forms of instruction including moving from in-person courses to online courses in the interest of public health due to COVID-19 concerns. IECRM is following the CDC recommendations for schools, communities and businesses and the Colorado Department of Health guidelines during this time.

To support these recommended actions, IECRM is extending Spring Break one more week for ALL students. Every student in the Apprenticeship Training Program will receive attendance credit for class next week – the week of March 16-20, 2020. During this time, IECRM will be implementing a plan of action to offer our classes with the health, safety and concerns of our community at the forefront, including the expansion of our existing online offerings.

All classes will resume the week of March 23rd.  Next week, we will provide additional details regarding instruction and access to classes. The decision to extend Spring Break will not extend the school year. The academic calendar will remain as scheduled.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work through the details of this unprecedented time. Our focus is to meet our student and member needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities healthy and safe.
Our office will remain open to answer questions, concerns and assist in anyway. Feel free to contact us in the office or via email

Below are a list of everyday actions to protect yourself and others from the spread of disease:

There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • Be calm and prepared.

Thank you and stay well!

Marilyn Stansbury and the IECRM Team