COVID-19 & SPRING 2020 AMTA IOWA convention

Hello AMTA-IOWA Members,

Recent discussions have focused on how our chapter and members should address the issue of the COVID-19 virus situation.

AMTA looks to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for updates on how individuals and groups should best respond to the coronavirus situation. Everyone should use their best independent judgment about how to respond to the situation, and people at high risk need to consider the best medical guidance. AMTA has posted CDC information about the virus here. Consider also the following information from the CDC:

Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should a take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing a serious COVID-19 illness.

If you as a member are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you refrain from attending our 2020 spring convention in Cedar Rapids.

Also to keep our members safe, if you have traveled outside the United States within the last two weeks and/or are showing any signs of illness, we ask that you not attend. AMTA-IA board members want to make sure that all of our members are safe.

If you are uncomfortable with attending the spring convention due to this condition, please feel free to not attend.

Questions about the spring convention should be directed to Holly Rasmusson at (563)419-0209 or

Know ~ Peace
Alexander Collins