We understand concerns about COVID-19 Coronavirus are top of mind, and we want to be transparent about what we are doing to prepare for another successful year of regional national service training conferences. We will update this page with any new information.
On March 12 we announced we are postponing the Pacific/Southwest event located in Albuquerque to new dates on July 27-29. Read the complete announcement here. We plan to postpone the Central (Milwaukee) to August 24-26 (announcement forthcoming). We will postpone the Atlantic/Southern (Burlington) event to 2021. All registrants will receive an email with their options for maintaining or transferring their registration.
We are tracking global developments from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as local updates from the Albuquerque and Milwaukee areas and will be following guidelines related to virus prevention and reducing risks.
We recommend all individuals follow the travel recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) found here and the CDC. CDC recommends that older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.
In addition, we understand individual states have set state-specific travel limitations. We as individuals must play our part; if you think you may be sick, we ask that you do not attend the conference.
We are currently planning additional steps on-site to help ease your concerns, such as:
- Containers of hand sanitizer located at or near our registration desk
- Signage throughout the event reminding people about preventative measures that help us all avoid catching a virus
Additional details can be found in the Q&A after this update. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is being done to prepare for the conference in regards to COVID-19?
We are closely monitoring the news and will follow protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We encourage attendees to take precautions by regularly washing your hands, use hand sanitizer and following these guidelines set by the CDC.
What are the conference hotels/venues doing to prepare for guests in regards to COVID-19?
You can read the statement from our Milwaukee venue, the Wisconsin Center here and our headquarter hotel Hilton Milwaukee City Center here.
You can read the statement from our venue and headquarter hotel Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain here.
You can read the statement from our Albuquerque venue, the Albuquerque Convention Center, here and our headquarter hotel, the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, here and overflow hotel Hotel Andaluz here.
Additional information can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/), and City of Albuquerque – Environmental Health Department (https://www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth).
We will post additional relevant updates from our venues, as available.
What types of impact do you expect COVID-19 to have on the event?
We are closely monitoring the situation and working to ensure we follow all local public health and CDC recommendations to ensure we have a safe event. We are postponing our Pacific Southwest (Albuquerque) and Central (Milwaukee) events to dates later this summer and postponing the Atlantic/Southern (Burlington) event to 2021. You can read more about the impact of changes these events in our announcement.
What has the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) said about Coronavirus and event attendance?
CNCS has issued their own FAQs as it relates to coronavirus and its impact on its grantees. You can view the FAQs here.
What happens if I choose to not attend the event?
If you previously registered for our events you can review your options here. We will have an updated registration information for each event available soon (found on each event webpage) and refund deadline for this event determined soon.
If you are unable to join us for the conference or need to make a change please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.