ABPM CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRAVEL GUIDANCE
Posted on March 6, 2020
ABPM Restricts Travel amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overseas and in the United States has raised the threat of a global pandemic.
Effective immediately, the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) has restricted all international and domestic travel in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is our responsibility to ensure we are protecting the health and well-being of our patients, the public, our employees, board members, and volunteers.
While government agencies are not yet advising restrictions to domestic travel, the ABPM joins a growing list of companies, healthcare organizations, and universities taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent displacement of those traveling on behalf of the Board.
ABPM has created the following travel guidance that will be in effect at least through May 31, 2020. These are subject to change based on any new information we receive and we will keep you informed as needed.
We advise you to use your best judgement to protect yourself, your coworkers, your family, and members of the community.
- International destinations: Starting today, we are instituting an international Board travel restriction to any international destination. You are strongly encouraged not to book any future travel to any international destinations until the safety of such travel becomes clear.
- Domestic destinations: You are strongly encouraged to restrict travel within the US for only essential, business-related purposes. Should a specific event be considered essential business travel, you must first receive approval from President or Executive Director before traveling or booking travel.
The Board will maintain normal business hours in California. In the event that a “work from home policy” has to be enacted for employees, the board shall continue to conduct business as usual.