To ABI Members,
conference attendees and colleagues:
The American Bankruptcy Institute is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of its members at its events, and to addressing concerns regarding Coronavirus COVID-19. ABI is following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this point in time, all ABI conferences are scheduled to take place as planned. No federal restrictions are in place to prevent meetings or travel in the United States due to COVID-19, and according to the CDC, “for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This virus is not currently widespread in the United States.” (See https://connect.abi.org/e/107412/v-summary-html-risk-assessment/4f22ct/610661910?h=GfyhZ6qfQqNtnRB5H6s0IihhQ6bas2k2MNjaJDS9UHc and https://connect.abi.org/e/107412/2019-ncov-travelers-index-html/4f22cw/610661910?h=GfyhZ6qfQqNtnRB5H6s0IihhQ6bas2k2MNjaJDS9UHc.) ABI is monitoring the situation, taking its lead from the CDC and World Health Organization, and is working closely with ABI’s partner hotels and local governments to make sure that necessary precautions are being taken.
Specifically, working from guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), ABI is taking a number of proactive steps, including:
• Ensuring that enhanced cleaning occurs at hotels and other venues hosting ABI events
• Providing hand sanitizer at events to promote good hygiene for all attendees
• Adopting no-handshake protocols among attendees
• Providing access to the latest recommendations from the CDC and WHO
In addition to these precautions, ABI encourages members who are not feeling well or are exhibiting any cold-like or flu-like symptoms to stay at home, and also supports the recommendations provided on the CDC’s Traveler’s Health site.