AFCEA Europe Update on COVID-19

AFCEA Europe, which is part of AFCEA International, values your continuing support and wants to keep you informed as to how we are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Our thoughts are with you and all of those who are currently impacted. Especially we join those who are mourning the loss a loved one. During such difficult times, it is important to know partners and friends are on your side. 

We at AFCEA Europe are currently proceeding as planned in 2020 with all of our meetings, conferences and events. For details regarding specific events (also AFCEA International Events), please refer to the website of each event. There is a COVID-19 banner on each event website with the latest information regarding the status of the event.

AFCEA Europe is closely following developments as the health and safety of our guests, members and volunteers is our highest priorityWe will inform you via email promptly and follow these guidelines, should we have to virtualise an event or postpone it.

AFCEA Europe is closely following the instructions regarding COVID-19 from the Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. We will continually adjust plans as needed according to their advice and regulations.

We also monitor reports from the World Health Organization, Johns-Hopkins-University, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from other relevant institutes in Europe.

For the most up-to-date information on AFCEA International’s response to COVID-19, including FAQs, please refer to our most current information frequently as it is being continually updated.

The most up-to-date information for AFCEA chapter events can be found on the chapter event website or the AFCEA calendar.

We advise following the recommendations from the accredited organizations mentioned above in order to reduce the transmission of disease, including the following:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid handshaking and hugging. Instead, greet colleagues, customers and others with an “elbow bump.”
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick; stay home when sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.