On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a global health emergency. As of the end of January, China confirmed 9,809 cases of the virus, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, earlier in the month. Outside of China, cases have been confirmed in more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Singapore.
Concern for member health and safety, airline restrictions, and country travel warnings are impacting association global operations and conferences. We’ve compiled the list of resources and articles below to help you navigate this rapidly evolving situation.
- NAFSA Coronavirus Critical Resources
- United States Travel Association Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus Toolkit
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Understanding the Coronavirus” webinar
- World Health Organization Situation Report
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Notices
- Coronavirus Recording Link
(You will not earn CAE credits for watching the recording.)
- Coronavirus: Community Conversation on Association Impact Webinar Slides
- Question: My association has a meeting in a country impacted by coronavirus. Is there sample language we should use to cancel the meeting and stay in compliance with our cancellation insurance?
Answer: There is no language that will automatically be compliant with cancellation insurance. As a first step, you should reach out to the insurance carrier and broker to let them know what is happening and work with them on the notice you want to send. You should also review your policy carefully to be sure that you have coverage for communicable diseases.
- Associations Now: Will Event Cancellation Insurance Cover the Coronavirus?
- Associations Now: Associations Advise Doctors, Public Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Page last updated: February 4, 2020