We are taking the Coronavirus seriously.
The safety of our conference attendees is a top priority for ISCA. We are actively monitoring the latest guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) for COVID-19, Coronavirus. The 2020 ISCA Conference on April 16-17 is scheduled to proceed as planned. According to the CDC, levels for the Coronavirus to the general public remain low in Illinois.
We are extending the following precautions to be used in our conference to keep attendees safe:
1) Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the conference space. The Holiday Inn & Tinley Park Convention Center staff has instituted an around-the-clock sanitization process.
2) Attendees will be discouraged from shaking hands or hugging and will, instead, be encouraged to use alternative forms of introduction (some fun options are the ‘Wuhan Shake’ or the ‘elbow bump’).
3) Those who have registered but are showing flu-like symptoms (temperature greater than 99.0, aren’t feeling well, have a cough, or shortness of breath) are discouraged from attending the conference.
4) With consultation from local and state authorities, if the virus becomes widespread in the Tinley Park community, we will make the necessary decision to postpone or cancel the event. Any communication regarding refunds or postponement will come from the association as they are made.
5) We will continue to provide transparency and open communication when updating our attendees, vendors, and everyone involved in regards to our 2020 conference and safety.
Additional recommendations for staying healthy:
- Consider getting a flu vaccine.
- Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. If doing so is necessary, wash your hands before and after.
- Cover your nose and mouth with something disposable (like a tissue) when you cough or sneeze; throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
- Clean frequently touched items such as cell phones, computers, pens, and glasses.