April 09, 2020

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ASTM International cancels May in-person standards meetings

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled.

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all April in-person meetings.

These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

− Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other governmental bodies,

− Input from ASTM International members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel, and

− Monitoring the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

ASTM International staff will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business.

Looking forward, ASTM International will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of ASTM’s standards development meetings in June.

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