Coronavirus Information

We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We will post updates on this website, our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and in emails to registered attendees and members. Registered attendees for any event cancelled by NAI will receive a full refund. Otherwise, normal cancellation policies are in effect.

Reopening Plans
Do you have a written plan to reopen that you'd like to share? Send it to for inclusion on this page.

Here are notes regarding NAI's programs and events:

NAI Cares Program
If you are an individual member of NAI and have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you may be entitled to a free three-month membership extension and access to a $50 professional care grant that can be used on NAI trainings (national offerings only) or in the NAI Store. Learn more here.

Online Training and Webinars
Free and fee-based webinars and online training are available here.
To be participate in our free InterpTalk online discussion groups (Wednesdays, 1:00 eastern) email
To be participate in our free Virtual Happy Hour (Fridays, 5:00 eastern) email

Certified Interpretive Guide and Certified Interpretive Host courses are conducted by independent trainers and decisions regarding whether to hold or cancel in-persons courses will be made by those instructors. If you are registered for a CIG or CIH course and have questions, please contact your instructor.

Some CIG courses are being offered virtually. See a schedule of courses here.

NAI National Conference
We are currently planning for an in-person event November 10-14, but we are actively evaluating options as the crisis develops.

Because of travel and training restrictions from California State Parks, InterpTech was conducted online. Sessions are available for sale here.

Interpretive Dialogue Road Trip
This event is postponed. Details about rescheduling will be announced as soon as they are available.

What You Can Do

Here are some basic recommendations for protecting against the coronavirus, per the World Health Organization:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub to kill viruses.
  • Maintain at least three feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

For further information on dealing with the coronavirus, see the resources compiled below:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Five Facts about COVID-19

World Health Organization
Travel Advice
Advice for the Public: Myth Busters

Travel Advice

LA Times
California Opening Outdoor Museums

American Alliance of Museums
Directory of Resources

Map of outbreak areas