We just arrived in Palm Springs and can’t wait to see you! As our amazing community is traveling to the conference, we are closely monitoring the news including any updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the community that gathers at Alt Summit is our top priority and we are following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Please rest assured that while we are monitoring the situation, and staying up to date on official sources of updates and guidance from the government and authorities, the conference is still happening and will be every bit as vibrant and engaging as ever.
We are in close contact with the city of Palm Springs, the conference venues, and the airlines, and are feeling very reassured. Palm Springs is very safe (as is all of America at this point), and is ready to welcome Alt Summit attendees.
Let’s take a minute to discuss best practices for a healthy Alt Summit including:
– Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. This is SO important and is the number one thing recommended to stay healthy.
– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
– Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
– Shake the app, instead of shaking hands. The app has a “shake” feature you can see listed in the bottom menu. When you’re with another attendee and you shake the app, it will automatically exchange your contact info. You can also consider replacing the typical business handshake or hug with an “elbow shake” or fist bump. Or how about tapping feet?
– Stay in your hotel room if you begin to feel sick during the conference, or are coughing or sneezing.
– Make sure to pack your regular supplements, hand sanitizer, and other travel accessories you use to stay healthy on trips.
– Don’t be racist. Do not stigmatize others. And remember: Someone who has a cough or a fever does not necessarily have coronavirus.
– Very important: Spread facts, not panic. Please do not share information about the virus that doesn’t come from official sources — like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Staying calm and preventing others from panicking is key to keeping everyone healthy.
We are dedicated to doing everything we can to ensure our community’s safety and well-being. Again, we can’t wait to see you.
the Alt Summit Team