Effective December 7, 2022
As EERI continues to stay current with COVID-19 public safety guidelines, we are adjusting our own policies to reflect the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Community Levels prevention actions. The CDC classifies communities as having low, medium, or high levels of COVID-19, and recommends actions (like wearing masks and isolating) in accordance with those levels. For all in-person events, EERI will follow the county-specific prevention actions according to the location of the event. In addition, EERI will no longer require participants to sign a liability waiver to attend any EERI events, including national meetings and conferences, workshops, or chapter events. Student chapter events will continue to follow the guidelines of their academic institutions. EERI may choose to apply a more comprehensive policy to specific activities at its own discretion.
Effective December 15, 2021
In July of this year, EERI permitted a return to in-person activities as long as all events comply with local regulations and health guidance. Many EERI chapters and committees continue to operate virtually or to offer hybrid options. We all share a common responsibility for ensuring a safe and healthy environment as members begin to gather in person once more. Until further notice, all EERI regional chapter or committee in-person events and activities will require participants to sign a liability waiver to attend. Student chapter events will continue to follow the guidelines of their academic institution. EERI may choose to apply a more comprehensive policy and additional waivers to specific activities at its own discretion.
Effective July 1, 2021
On Wednesday June 23, 2021, the EERI Board of Directors approved EERI's return to in-person activities effective July 1, 2021, as long as all activities comply with local regulations and health guidance. To the extent practical, EERI activities are encouraged to offer hybrid options that give members the choice of whether to participate in-person or virtually.
Published July 1, 2020
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, EERI has extended our policy of canceling all in-person events, meetings, and activities until October 1, 2020. We will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the CDC to inform our organizational policies and operations and will keep you abreast of any developments. We’re confident that EERI can remain an important place for virtual connection and remote learning for you as we look ahead to the future beyond COVID-19. Thank you for your support and cooperation during these uncertain and challenging times.
Published March 15, 2020
Due to escalating public health concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), EERI has decided to cancel all in-person events, meetings, and activities for the remainder of March and April 2020.
At this time, all in-person activities planned for May and June may remain in a tentative status or be canceled/postponed at the discretion of the EERI chapter, committee, or program. In April, EERI will revisit the extension of this policy for a longer time period and consider further event cancellations based upon the latest information available at that time.
The following scheduled activities have been canceled and sent official notices:
- EERI Regional Chapter events
- SESI Classroom Outreach visits
- Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program visits
- Younger Members Committee visits
- LFE Reconnaissance trips
Any other committees or chapters with questions should contact their staff liaison. EERI student chapters are reminded to follow the policies of their home university.
We have had no reports of suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases affecting participants at the 72nd EERI Annual Meeting. If we are notified by health officials of any tested and verified cases of COVID-19 that occurred during the conference timeframe, we will share that information with attendees.
While this evolving public health situation is challenging our normal operations, we are still confident that EERI can remain an important place for virtual connection with colleagues and remote learning. Thank you for your support and cooperation amidst these new and challenging conditions.