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Update on COVID-19, March 18, 2020

Parks Associates is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and will continue to provide regular updates.

CONNECTIONS US 2020 has rescheduled to August 4-6, 2020, in San Francisco, California. CONNECTIONS hosts 600-650 executives each year, with less than 7% of the audience from outside of the US and almost half of our attendees from the local area in California.

The health, safety, and well-being of our attendees and the community are our highest priorities. We are monitoring information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the most current details and recommendations regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

Traveling to California

  • Attendees should not travel to CONNECTIONS US 2020 if they are not feeling well. We ask that all attendees monitor the CDC travel guidelines prior to their departure.
  • The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is complying with the travel restrictions signed by the US government on January 31, 2020, which bar entry to the US of most foreign nationals who traveled to China within the 14 days immediately prior to arrival in the US.

On-Site Preparedness

  • While the risk still remains low at this time, CONNECTIONS US 2020 will be a handshake-free event.
  • There will be increased number of hand sanitation sites available, providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer for all attendees and staff.
  • Disposable, disinfectant wipes will be provided so commonly used surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, keyboards, presentation materials, desk surfaces, etc.) can be routinely sanitized.
  • We ask that everyone practice standard precautions to help stop the spread of germs.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the side of your arm.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Parks Associates is actively monitoring CDC and WHO updates for further information, and we will post updates on our website as they are available and are needed.