Novel Coronavirus/COVID -19: Members of CFA Society Boston
UPDATE: March 20, 2020
As the new normal of social distancing sets in, CFA Society Boston would like to remind our members that in times like this, your professional membership association is more important than ever. As a professional society, we value personal interactions and know the power of speaking and meeting with people face-to-face. We also value your safety, and that of your family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we will be rolling out ways to connect with your fellow colleagues and gain access to content that does not require face to face meetings for the near future. We also want to hear from you as to how we can best support you during this trying time. Visit our Connect Community to offer your feedback on what we can be doing to better serve you
. On behalf of your Society Board of Directors and staff, we hope that you stay healthy and we look forward to coming together as a community as soon as feasibly possible.
March 12, 2020
In light of Governor Baker’s new guidance and the World Health Organization’s pandemic classification of COVID-19, CFA Society Boston will be suspending all in-person programs, events, town halls and committee meetings for the months of March and April. We are actively working to shift to livestream and webinar formats for these meetings during this time. If you are currently registered for an event or committee meeting, you will receive a separate email regarding next steps pertaining to that program/meeting. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and hope that this measure will limit exposure for people who are likely to be highly susceptible to the COVID-19 virus. Please be sure to visit our website for event specific updates.
As part of CFA Society Boston’s mission to be a community of investment professionals, we regularly host programs and events. These meetings are essential opportunities to build connections and to network, a key benefit to our members. However, concerns about the spread of Novel Coronavirus continue to grow with increasing media attention each day on the outbreak of this virus and its impact on travel, the economy, and other aspects of daily life.
After consulting with the venues to understand the health measures they have in place, and in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
guidance regarding holding public events, we have decided to hold currently scheduled events. If you are registered for an event, please note that instructions for a specific location may be included in the email confirmation. In addition to venue-specific instructions, we ask that you take a moment to review the CDC guidelines
for businesses. We have suspended our current event cancellation policy until further notice. In order to receive a refund, we ask that you send your cancellation in writing prior to the event to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are aware the situation is evolving regularly, and we are prepared to shift our live programming strategy as necessary. We will continue to keep the membership informed and remain in regular communication through our website
regarding any significant developments. Resources have been provided below for further reference. Thank you for your cooperation, and please contact me with any questions or concerns.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization: Advice for the Public
Stephanie Field, CAE
CFA Society Boston