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.

Board-related 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.