District 13 Member Update on Division Contestsm March 17, 2020
CV19 - Be Proactive, Be Healthy, Be Safe
There will be a DEC meeting on the evening of March 18th to discuss current and upcoming District events like contests and conference. Because of the CV-19 quarantines, division speech contests scheduled for this weekend and next weekend are hereby postponed.
Announcements From Toastmasters World Headquarters:
No in-person events are permitted on an Area, Division or District level through June 1.
At the discretion of the club, club meetings may occur online, in-person, or both.
Membership dues collection period has been extended to April 30.
TI requires the District Executive Committee (DEC) to vote on whether to conduct online speech contests, postpone them or cancel them.
Tips and Resources:
So you can help prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control.
If any of the statements below apply to you, we respectfully ask that you not attend Club, Area, Division, or District events in person:
Feel sick or have symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.)
Recently had contact with an person known or suspected to have COVID-19
If you are in a higher risk group as defined by the CDC
Traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, Iran or other high-risk areas in the past 14 days
If your club is holding meetings in person:
Avoid shaking hands and other physical contact (use elbow bumps, wave hands, etc.)
Create physical space to minimize close contact (one arm length, sit every other seat)
Provide hand washing capabilities, hand sanitizer, and/or disinfectant wipes as well as tissues
Avoid touching your face or high touch surfaces with your bare hands
Do not serve food or refreshments at meetings or events