Updated March 17, 2020

IA response to COVID-19

The Irrigation Association understands and supports the aggressive preventive measures being taken across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented situation, which has required many of us to adjust our normal practices.

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of staff and our community, the IA has taken steps to move a majority of its Fairfax, Virginia, staff to working remotely beginning March 17. Arrangements have been made for these employees to continue working on IA operations without interruption. The IA office phone and fax lines will remain open, and employees will be available via email and phone. Orders through the IA store will continue to be filled until further notice. We request your patience if minor delays occur.

Regarding future 2020 IA events, such as the Faculty Academy and Irrigation Show and Education Week, at this time there are no changes to these events as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date on any changes. With respect to IA exam dates or computer-based testing through May 15, individuals registered may reschedule without penalty or be fully refunded. Updates to this policy will be made as necessary.

Our hope is that this transition will be seamless and that our service to you is uninterrupted. However, we ask for your patience as we navigate this new working environment. Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we all work together during this challenging time.

Most importantly, please stay safe and healthy.