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Spring Conference - Cancelled

Dear MoASBO Members,
Your health and safety are always our priority.  Following state and national governmental agencies' directives related to these priories will always be our course of action.
As such, MoASBO is cancelling the 2020 Spring Conference scheduled for April. While we are disappointed that we won't be meeting together to learn, collaborate and connect, we realize these are unprecedented times that are calling for critical action.
We will be providing more detailed information to conference registrants tomorrow.  We can tell you that Margaritaville will cancel all room reservations.  Registrants do not need to call the resort to make room cancellations.
MoASBO staff are working to provide our members with the latest COVID-19 information through the web site, online community and the MoASBO Network. We will continue to be a resource for information and tools.
We know this is a disruptive and challenging time. Thank you for all you are doing to keep students and staff safe.
Kim Cranston
Executive Director
Missouri Association of School Business Officials

Government Guidance as of 3/27/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populationshand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.