Special Bulletin: ARRL HQ to Close Temporarily

This was just published by the ARRL:

“ARRL Headquarters will comply with an executive order from Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont that all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit
entities reduce in-person workforces by 100% no later than March 23,
2020, at 8 PM. The ARRL will equip as many Headquarters staffers as
possible to work remotely.

W1AW bulletin and code practice transmissions will continue. Customer
service representatives will be available to take calls, although
response times could be longer than usual. Operations at the ARRL
Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) will also continue, and the best
way to receive a timely response is via email, as call volume has been
heavy. The ARRL publication schedule will remain unchanged.

The ARRL warehouse will be working with a reduced staff, so orders will
be delayed, and ARRL will not be able to respond to expedited shipping
orders. ARRL Headquarters will remain open until 5 PM on March 23, as
managers and staff prepare for the shutdown.

The ARRL will keep members posted on this situation.”

Please, everybody stay safe and heed warnings published by your state
and local officials!


Mike Ritz, W7VO
Director, Northwestern Division



ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO

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