MAA 2020 and COVID-19 update

Dear Colleagues,

We know that there is growing anxiety about Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Your health and safety are our utmost priorities, and we are monitoring the situation closely. Currently, in accordance with CDC and California State guidelines, we have no plans to cancel the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting. As of March 3, “The California Department of Public Health is not recommending the cancellation of public events. There is no evidence of sustained person-to-person transmission of the virus in in the United States. The health risk from COVID-19 to the general public remains low at this time.

We are in the process of putting together a contingency plan, in case cancellation should become necessary. We will let registrants, members, and the medievalist community at large know if the situation changes.

Here are some resources that will provide additional information about COVID-19:

Online registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting closes at 11:59 PM on March 6.  We are already beyond the 21 February deadline for refunds.  Should we have to cancel the meeting, it may take some time to determine the level of refund that can be provided.  We ask your patience as we respond to this challenging situation.  Click here to register and for more information about the meeting:


Maureen Miller and Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe, Program Committee Co-Chairs
Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director

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