March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Impact – Update March 17, 2020

Safety First!

The safety of our members and apprentices is, and always will be, our top priority. The dynamic nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak requires us to be nimble and flexible in how we respond, provide member services and apprenticeship training, as well as protect our members and your employees.

IECRM is continually monitoring this rapidly changing situation, continuing to remain vigilant, and following recommended precautionary measures, protocols and guidelines from various health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local city and state authorities.

In order to provide you with the latest information about this crisis, we invite you to check our website for daily updates and to follow us on LinkedIn,  FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. You can rely on us to be responsible, reasonable, and responsive.

Community Care
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommendations and resources for you here. We echo their guidance, especially by actively encouraging all of our staff, members and apprentices to stay home when sick, and migrating classes and some events to online. We appreciate your partnership in carefully responding to matters of public health.

Changes to Apprenticeship Training Program
Starting the week of March 23rd, ALL apprenticeship classes will be held online. Our instructors have been trained to use the Classroom Management System (CMS) for online delivery and instruction; and students and their managers have received detailed information for accessing the online system.

Tutoring offered at the Northglenn Main Campus has been postponed until further notice. We will send out communication when we are able to offer it again.

Continuing Education Classes (CEUs)
IECRM will continue offering CEUs in order to meet State of Colorado license renewal requirements. CEUs will move to a live-online format via Zoom until further notice. If you have already registered for a CEU or professional development course, please watch your email for messages from for updates on scheduling and movement of classes online. You may still register for CEUs at

Meetings, Events, Activities
We have suspended face-to-face meetings except via virtual tools like Zoom. As such, we also are postponing the Summit Awards Banquet.  This also includes deadlines for project and individual nominations for Summit Awards. A new date has yet to be determined. If you have already submitted a nomination, thank you! It will be safely held and judged along with all entries when a new deadline for submission is set. Additionally the Safety Awards application and judging are postponed with new dates to be decided.

The March 25 IECRM Safety Forum will focus on Emergency Preparedness: Lessons Learned, How are We Really with COVID-19? and will be held via Zoom.

The April and May IECRM Career Fairs are cancelled.  Finally our team is discussing the Wire-Off/Energy Expo as the current date is on the cusp of State-mandated restrictions.

Event updates at a glance:

Events that have been postponed and will be rescheduled:
Summit Awards Banquet: Thursday, April 23 (postponed)
Summit Awards Nominations: Tuesday, March 31 (postponed)
Federated Insurance Risk Management Seminar: Wednesday, March 25 (postponed)
Instructor Appreciation: Saturday, May 9 (postponed)
Energy Expo: Friday, May 8 (postponed)
Apprenticeship Tutoring (postponed)
Events that have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled:
IECRM Career Fair: Friday, April 17
IECRM Career Fair: Friday, May 15
Events that will continue as scheduled but will take place live-online via Zoom:
Safety Forum: Wednesday, April 29
All Regularly scheduled Board and Committee Meetings between March 16 and May 15
Events that are still scheduled:
IECRM Wire-Off (competitors only): Friday, May 8
IECRM Apprentice Graduation: Saturday, June 6

IECRM Staffing / Office Operations:
Through at least March 31, we will be following Social Distancing or Work from Home protocols. That date may change given the constantly evolving situation and recommendations. We promise to keep you apprised of any changes in this schedule.

We know this is a stressful and unprecedented time for your business, employees, families and community. We appreciate your flexibility during this transition.

As you know, we view each and every one of you as an extension of our family and we care deeply about each of you and our community as a whole. You may contact the IECRM office by phone at 303.853.4886 or email with any questions, concerns or needs we can support; and so we can provide additional information and/or respond appropriately as we continue to serve you.

Stay safe and healthy,

Marilyn Akers Stansbury

Recent IECRM COVID-19 Communications:

March 20, 2020 – Update
IECRM to Host a Covid Preparedness Forum, Live-Online , Weds, 3/25

March 19, 2020 – Update
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) move to a live-online delivery via Zoom

March 18, 2020 – Update
Resources for IECRM members to help navigate the impact of COVID-19

March 17, 2020 – Update
New Changes to Apprenticeship Training Schedules, New Online Format for CEUs, Postponed Events, and more.

March 13, 2020 – Update
IECRM Training Schedule

Here are handy updates and links to resources to refer to: