In view of the significant health risks posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)a public health emergency of international concernthe American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has put in place several precautions, effective until further notice. The precautions are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations for strategies that businesses might implement to protect their employees, members and guests.
For the foreseeable future and until further notice:
1) ANSI is making virtual attendance available for all upcoming meetings and conferences that are scheduled to be hosted by or in the facilities of ANSI and its affiliates, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and Workcred.
2) In addition, no individuals will be permitted to attend ANSI, ANAB, or Workcred meetings in person if, at any point during the previous 14 days, they have traveled from or been in contact with someone who has traveled from a country or locality that the CDC has identified as being a Level 1 through 3 risk. Such individuals will be permitted to attend remotely (technology permitting). We are also making such remote attendance an option for any attendee who chooses not to attend in person.
As of 3:00 p.m. on March 4, the CDC has identified the following countries/localities as posing the following risks:
China Level 3
Iran Level 3
Italy Level 3
Japan Level 2
South Korea Level 3
Please note that these localities may expand or change; review the latest risk assessments list on CDC's website.
ANSI is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and news across the U.S. and around the world, and will issue additional announcements as the need arises. The health and safety of our employees, members, and guests are our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
For the latest information regarding the coronavirus disease, as well as information on prevention and travel precautions, visit CDC's website.