(updated March 5, 2020)
IWPA’s World of Wood Convention is expected to go on as scheduled and if you are sick, have been sick, or have been to China, Korea, Iran or Italy after March 15th please do not come.
These countries (China, Korea, Iran & Italy) have been designated "Level 3 - Widespread Sustained (Ongoing) Transmission for COVID-19" and so out an abundance of caution we are making this unusual request. If you are impacted by this, we look forward to you joining us in 2021 at the World of Wood Convention in San Diego, California.
Please be aware that as of March 4, 2020, the US has suspended and limited the entry of non-U.S. Citizens who were physically present within Iran and the People's Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, subject to certain exceptions. U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents will be subject to additional restrictions and health screenings on arrival to the United States. Please ensure that you allow for time for screening.
IWPA is closely monitoring the situation and will update as conditions change. Here are some helpful resources:
The IWPA World of Wood Convention will have a firm no handshakes policy and a near obsessive amount of required hand washing.
The Hyatt Regency Savannah has informed IWPA that it will remain vigilant and utilize precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of guests and colleagues. As always, Hyatt properties will continue to follow recommended procedures and protocols to ensure that all hotel practices meet the latest coronavirus guidance. Expect to see hand sanitizer wipes stations by lobby elevators, hand sanitizer dispensers in all public area restrooms and the front desk. In addition, the Hyatt has implemented the Ecolab cleaning guide and is using approved products for Novel Coronavirus for Housekeeping and Night Cleaners
Please do let us know if you have any questions or concerns (contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-820-6696).