Following the message from IEEE President Toshio Fokuda and IEEE Executive Director Stephen Welby, all of our geographic units should avoid face to face gatherings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and instead maximize the use of our online and virtual alternatives.
Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) has been working with our geographic units worldwide to utilize tools such as eNotice, EWH and Collabratec to keep members informed and to utilize WebEx and Google Hangouts Meet for larger virtual events or Google Hangouts Classic for smaller meetings.
MGA is also sending the Member Benefits Bulletin weekly and MGA News (SCOOP) is being utilized to keep volunteers up to date.
IEEE references recognized public health organizations for fact-based resources and updates on the virus to help guide planning and response. Primary agencies both within the U.S. and globally include:
- World Health Organization’s website on the Coronavirus: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control’s reference materials: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China: http://en.nhc.gov.cn/
- Any official local public health organizations
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