In light of COVID-19 and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based ASTM International has announced that all previously scheduled in-person April standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled.
These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:
- Continued review of information and recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies,
- Input from ASTM International members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel, and
- Specific information on the projected city restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and other cities, with input from the hotels. ASTM International staff will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. Looking forward, ASTM International will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of ASTM’s future standards development meetings. View the status of committee meetings by visiting www.astm.org/meetings.
For additional resources – including PDF guides for members participating virtually – visit www.astm.org/updates/committees.html.
Last year, ASTM International also announced they are providing no-cost public access to a suite of more than two dozen standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment to combat the coronavirus public health emergency. For more information, visit www.astm.org/COVID-19.