Update: April 17, 2020
The directors at Living Waters for the World (LWW) held a live webinar "Supporting Water Partnerships through Unprecedented Times: An LWW Update." If you missed it, see the details below to view the webinar recording. Also feel free to share it with others. If you have any questions after viewing the webinar, send us an email and let us know.
The purpose of this webinar was to connect with our water teams and supporters to share how COVID-19 is impacting the mission we have been called to and how we and our partners are responding.
We focused on:
Challenges and opportunities
Answering your questions
Resources for connecting and staying up to date
Click here for the webinar recording. The access password is: J1!1N4@+
Update: March 19, 2020
Level 4: Do Not Travel
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite time frame.
Update: March 18, 2020
LWW recommends that teams look to reschedule all in-country travel to later in 2020, or possibly early 2021 due to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 around the world. While many countries are effectively addressing infections within their own borders, we do not want to add to the growing pandemic (even though we have the best intentions for our partners) and unintentionally place additional strains on healthcare resources in other countries.
Teams still considering travel should check the State Department COVID-19 Advisory page for travel bans or quarantine restrictions before leaving home/planning a trip: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html.
Any teams choosing to travel during this time must consider that conditions can change rapidly and plan for the possibility that they could be quarantined in-country or denied exit for an extended period of time 14 – 30 days.