Coronavirus Information

We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). At this time, upcoming NAI events will take place as planned. 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.

Here are notes regarding specific programs and events:

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

Professional-level certification courses held by the NAI office are currently set to take place as planned. All of these courses are more than one week away, which is the normal cancellation deadline, so those courses are operating according to normal cancellation procedures.

See a schedule of courses here.

Regional Workshops
All remaining NAI Region workshops are or were scheduled to take place in March and April. See the schedule here to see the status of specific events. Note that NAI Regions determine their own cancellation policies, so check with your Region for specifics.

InterpTech
Because of travel and training restrictions from California State Parks, InterpTech has been cancelled.

Interpretive Dialogue Road Trip
This event is taking place as scheduled, April 13-19. NAI will contact participants in the event of a change, and if a cancellation becomes necessary all registration fees will be refunded.

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

CNN
Travel Advice

American Alliance of Museums
Directory of Resources

Arcgis
Map of outbreak areas