APEC News Release

Update: COVID-19 Notices

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Louisiana State Department.

Before traveling to the conference, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. IEEE continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments.

The health and safety of attendees is our top priority and therefore the following proactive tips are being taken to maintain a safe and healthy environment at APEC:

  • We are committed to following regional jurisdiction guidelines and rules in maintaining a safe environment for our attendees. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines are located here.
  • We are working closely with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans and surrounding venues hosting official APEC programming to ensure there are sufficient medical processes in place and sanitation products readily available.
  • We are supporting individuals who may be unable to travel to New Orleans from affected regions
  • We will continue to provide timely WHO and other relevant updates to registered attendees throughout the conference as may be needed.