EVENT POSTPONED: Chair's Tenure Celebration - Friday, March 13, 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Although I was looking forward to the celebration of my 10 years of service to the Department, after much thought and research, and with input from Karen Doucette and others in ID and the Department, I have concluded to cancel (postpone) this event.
Though there currently is no evidence of community spread of COVID19 in Alberta, the cluster in Korea started in a group gathering which included a person who had traveled, and spread after that gathering has been dramatic. Physicians have a higher probability of being exposed to the virus so the possibility of someone in our group being a carrier, if low, is nonetheless real.
In addition, if there was any exposure during the party, many of us would have to be quarantined, which would have substantial consequences for the health system as well as the University.
We are in the early stages of this pandemic here in Alberta. I feel it is best to exercise extreme caution now rather than wait until it is too late.
So, I am sorry, thanks to all who have worked on this event - let’s do it when things are safer for us all.
All the best, Barbara