Due to the current conditions regarding COVID-19, many conferences are electing to cancel or go to an all-digital format due to COVID-19.
Here are some considerations for us:
- There have been thirteen cases in Johnson county, where Iowa City is located. The cases were people traveling together on a cruise in Egypt and returned back to the US on March 3rd. One of these cases is currently hospitalized while the other cases are in isolation at home.
- Due to the risk of spring break travel University of Iowa has changed to online instruction for the two weeks following spring break.
As an Emerging Infectious Diseases conference we want to be a measured example of responding via facts vs. fear.
At this point, with the increase of cases nationally and the decision by the Iowa board of Regents, we will cancel GPEID 2020. Thank you for your continued patience and interest in the GPEID conference.
Below are some more resources regarding COVID-19 and precautions that can be taken to limit its spread: