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SafetyFOCUS 2021 Will be Virtual

September 15, 2020

We have shifted our second-largest annual event to a live virtual experience due to the ongoing public safety and health concerns associated with COVID-19, as well as the uncertainties surrounding business travel. SafetyFOCUS 2021 will move from an eight-day in-person conference in Las Vegas to a 10-day online event. The immersive education experience will now be held Feb. 8-12 and 15-19.

Instructors will conduct courses in real time from wherever they are located. Courses will take place from 8 am to 4:30 pm CT each day, providing all the benefits of face-to-face instruction without the travel time and hotel expenses. Attendees simply need a computer with a camera, audio and internet access to participate.

Registration for SafetyFOCUS 2021 will open by the end of October, and you will find details on the SafetyFOCUS website. We appreciate your continued involvement in ASSP educational programs during this challenging time.

We will continue to monitor the latest information from public health authorities and government officials to offer you the highest quality educational resources that meet your evolving needs during the pandemic and beyond.

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Follow Physical Distancing Guidance

While face coverings are prevalent throughout the country and required for entrance into many establishments, physical distancing remains the key measure to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please maintain at least six feet of space between you and others.

Virtual Education and Events

To best protect the safety and health of our instructors, attendees, members and staff, we have shifted all in-person courses and events to virtual offerings through Dec. 31, 2020. This includes our 2020 Leadership Conference in October and 2020 Future Safety Leaders Conference in November. In addition, all meetings of our Board of Directors, Society councils and committees, and regional operating committees will be held virtually through March 31, 2021.

We Will Keep You Informed

As we continue evaluate the latest credible information in our rapidly changing environment, we will promptly communicate important decisions. We appreciate your flexibility and support during these extraordinary times.

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Healthy Habits Make Everyday Sense

Healthy Habits Make Everyday Sense

Following these everyday guidelines from the World Health Organization will safeguard your health and that of other attendees at any public event.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly clean your hands using soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in-between hand washings and after touching common surfaces such as doorknobs, railings and tables.

Practice good respiratory hygiene

When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your bent elbow. Dispose of used tissues immediately. If you inadvertently cough or sneeze into your hands, wash your hands right away. Don’t share food, utensils, cups or anything else that might contain germs.

Maintain social distancing

Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This helps prevent exposure to illness.

Avoid touching your face

Hands touch many common surfaces and can easily transfer a virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. That is a typical way people get sick.

Stay home when feeling ill

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay home and seek medical care early. It is best to call your healthcare provider in advance so they can direct you to the proper healthcare facility.

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