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[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.0.9″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.0.9″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.0.9″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Announcement” _builder_version=”4.0.9″ hover_enabled=”0″]It is with great regret that we have to share with you the notification that we received yesterday from officials at the University of Miami, requiring that the World Happiness Summit 2020 – Happiness Revolution, originally scheduled for March 13-15, 2020 be postponed to a later date:
“Out of an abundance of caution and given the rising concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Miami is cancelling external, non-essential events within the Student Center Complex, including the Shalala Student Center.”
We fully understand how challenging and frustrating this situation is to all of us who had prepared and looked forward to this unique event, many of you having already made travel plans and scheduling time to participate.
This is an unprecedented issue and we must adhere to the policies dictated by the University of Miami, our host sponsor, and the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19.
The WOHASU Foundation mission to spread the science of happiness has never been more relevant. This is the time for us to unite as a community to build resiliency, mindfulness and compassion.
Please rest assured that we are working diligently to adjust and adapt to this evolving situation. We will be reaching out to you in the next coming days with the new date, and very much hope that you will join us. We appreciate your patience and continued support during this difficult time.
All ticket holders will be contacted by Thursday, March 12, regarding next steps.
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The WOHASU Foundation continues to follow expert national and international recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The virus has spread to Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, among other places. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of March 3, 2020, it is recommended that “travelers should avoid non-essential travel from China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy.” Other destinations with risk included Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.
Individuals having travelled to the above countries should self-isolate for 14 days.
While the threat of coronavirus to individuals in the South Florida area remains small at the moment, people should be aware of the following precautions to protect themselves from respiratory infections:
- Avoid contact with those exhibiting respiratory symptoms to the greatest extent possible.
- Wash hands with soap frequently.
- If exhibiting symptoms of illness, stay home (except for medical care).
- Note: most of us are far more likely to have influenza than coronavirus, but the same precautions are reasonable.
What to do if you feel ill?
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
- Stay home, except for seeking medical care and avoid contact with others.
- Seek medical care right away.
The following resources are being updated regularly with timely information:
- A live-tracker of the spread of the disease from Johns Hopkins University.
- The latest updates from the WHO on the virus.
WHO’s recommendations for the public to reduce exposure.
- The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for traveling.
Additional resources for more information:
- World Health Organization (WHO) Information about Coronavirus
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Summary
We are closely monitoring the situation. Your wellbeing is our primary concern. For that reason, please understand that the Foundation reserves the right to ask any attendee to leave the conference (in such case, with a refund) if in our judgment we believe that such attendee poses a risk to the health of others.
Please be assured, however, that we are planning alternatives should there be a change in the current status.
**This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The WOHASU Foundation is not responsible for the activities or products offered by third parties and makes no guarantee that any preventative action described above will protect any individual from the transmission of COVID-19 or any other illness[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]