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Space Foundation Statement on COVID-19/Coronavirus and the 36th Space Symposium

The Space Foundation team has been closely monitoring the unfolding situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus and is following all of the available public health guidance to assure a safe and successful 36th Space Symposium.   Plans are continuing to move forward with this year’s Space Symposium program, March 30th – April 2nd, 2020 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO to ensure it will be our most successful gathering yet.

With thousands gathering from the civil, military, commercial and international space communities, the safety, security and success of each and every Symposium attendee, exhibitor, presenter and guest is always priority one for the entire Space Symposium team.  That is why the Space Foundation team is continually monitoring all of the reporting from the recognized and authoritative sources listed below for the most accurate information on this situation.

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has issued public guidance that the risk to Coloradans and visitors to the area for infection by COV-19/Coronavirus is LOW.

The El Paso County, Colorado Office of Public Health, which serves the area where the Space Symposium will occur, has also advised that the exposure risk for COVI-19/Coronavirus is also LOW.

We also know that federal, state and local leaders and public health providers are working together and sharing guidance to safeguard everyone from exposure to the virus. The Space Foundation encourages all of its attendees, exhibitors, presenters and guests to continue to follow the prescribed guidance of these authorities as well as the CDC’s healthy habits to prevent cold/flu.

As the 36th Space Symposium approaches, the Space Foundation will be continually working with The Broadmoor, as well as all of our vendors, staff, and volunteers to take appropriate measures to make sure your time with us is safe and successful.  When and if additional guidance is provided, we will share further updates as warranted.

We look forward to seeing you very soon in Colorado Springs at the 36th Space Symposium.

If you have further questions, please contact, Rich Cooper, Vice President Strategic Communications & Outreach at [email protected].