Coronavirus and SCB

As SCB members follow the news on COVID-19 and the guidelines and policies implemented by their respective institutions in response to the disease, the Society wants to share its plan for continued operations during the current outbreak.
 
SCB is closely monitoring the developments related to the coronavirus and its potential impact on staff, operations, and Group congresses scheduled for later this year in locations around the world.
SCB Operations
 
SCB staff will follow recommendations of local health agencies in the Washington, DC region and the office building where SCB is headquartered. Out of an abundance of caution, we support SCB employees to do their work remotely if they so desire. Remote work will not affect the day-to-day operations of the Society or our ability to serve members. Keeping SCB operations running is critical and we seek to minimize risks that threaten to interrupt the services we provide.
SCB Group Congresses in 2020

SCB Groups will be updating members related to any proposed changes to scheduled congresses on their congress web sites.  These decisions will be based on decision profiles that fit their particular circumstances (i.e. event time, location, venue, and travel restrictions, attendee base, etc). Groups are following recommendations from the agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the local, state and national public health divisions whose jurisdictions include cities / regions hosting Group events. 
 
All appropriate public health precautions will be shared at SCB events to minimize risk of disease transmission to organizers and attendees.
SCB Group Congress Websites
 
SCB Conservation Marketing & Engagement Working Group
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
22-24 October 2020
 
SCB LACA Section
Puebla, Mexico
1-3 July 2020
 
SCB Marine Section
Kiel, Germany
24-27 August 2020
 
SCB North America Section
Denver, Colorado, USA
26-31 July 2020
 
SCB Oceania Section
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
31 August – 3 September 2020
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