covid19 news & resources

Compilation of COVID-19 News & Resources

NARUC is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our members and employees and playing an active role in supporting local health officials and government leaders. Read about the latest decisions being made by NARUC, as well as actions being taken in response to COVID-19 at the federal and state level.

State Response Tracker

Stay up to date with the latest media coverage, dockets, press releases and more from your state utility commissions. Bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates daily. We will continue to monitor and report the latest news as it relates to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

NARUC Statement on COVID19

NARUC President Brandon Presely

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019, known as COVID19, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Brandon Presley of Mississippi has issued the following statement:

“As every American knows, we are in the grips of a serious pandemic that has upended many of our day-to-day lives. This is a challenging time for all of us: layoffs have occurred, schools in many districts have closed, local and national economies are suffering, stores are trying to manage their inventories—and individuals have been infected by the virus...Read more.


NRRI Alert: Telecommunications Questions to Consider as Schools and Businesses Go Online

The COVID-19 virus will have impacts on telecommunications services and systems across the country. This NRRI alert provides some thoughts regarding questions commissions may wish to consider as we move to a “virtual world.” Read more.

NRRI Report:  How Commissions Can Address Difficult Communications

Public relations professionals have been researching and practicing difficult communications for many years; case studies abound under the rubrics of crisis, emergency, and risk communications. This paper summarizes the best available information about the recommended communication strategies and techniques to use and applies that information to the issues commissions are likely to face. Read more.