MdHIMA leadership has discussed the coronavirus situation at-length and repeatedly. The situation changes hour by hour which has made it impossible to accurately assess risk. The health of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff is a top priority.
There is a non-refundable agreement with the hosting venue, which would result in MdHIMA registrants forfeiting their payment in the event the meeting is cancelled, therefore in consultation with the planning committee the Annual Meeting is being postponed until June 11 – 12, 2020 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this very unique situation. We will keep you informed of any new developments which impact you.
As a reminder
- Adhere to the following guidelines as the safety and security of our members is our number one priority, and we can only achieve this with your help.
- If you have traveled to an identified high-risk zone, follow the advice of local authorities and self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
- If you are currently sick with a fever of 100.4 °F or greater or are showing signs of a fever and any other related symptoms you should stay home.
- If you are currently taking fever-reducing or any other symptom altering medicines, you should stay home.
- If you exhibit flu-like symptoms, such as respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, please err on the side of caution and self-quarantine at home for 14 days (or until you are cleared by a healthcare provider to return to normal activities).
Finally, we also encourage you to follow the below protective measures advised by global health authorities:
- Frequently and thoroughly clean hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.
- If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Take care of yourself. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the coronavirus, please reach out to your local community health provider for assistance.