Washington State Narcotics Investigators Association, News Release
Dear WSNIA members, instructors and supporters: The WSNIA board has been closely monitoring the nations response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, listening to the guidance of health care professionals, state government and our federal government. Today it has become evident we can no longer in good conscience proceed with the Training Summit with the potential for virus transmission.
WSNIA will have to cancel the 2020 WSNIA Training Summit and Vendor Show as originally scheduled for the week of March 23rd, 2020. Today, President Trump held a press conference and it was requested that all non- emergency work-related travel and large gathering be avoided. Governor Inslee also expanded his limitation on meeting with over 250 attendees to the entire state and closed schools statewide for the next six weeks. Although our summit is in Idaho, many of our departments have already canceled due to local travel restrictions and we anticipate many more will have to cancel in the coming days.
As you can imagine this was a difficult decision for WSNIA with unknown ramifications moving forward. WSNIA will work towards providing partial refunds after all associated costs of this year’s summit are addressed. WSNIA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional association and as such, must work with the limited resources available. I hope we can count on your continued support and understanding as we work through this challenging circumstance.
The Coeur d’ Alene Resort will cancel all the rooms in the WSNIA room block and refund any deposits, so it will not be necessary for you to cancel your individual room reservations.
Please plan to join us next year, April 11th through 15th, 2021 at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Richard Wiley, President
Washington State Narcotics Investigators Association