AAL COVID-19 Updates
Update: August 17, 2021
AAL’s Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant
AAL continues to closely monitor developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Delta variant and follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Here are a few updates based on what we know:
- Delta is categorized by the CDC as a variant of concern (VOC) because it appears to be more transmissible than previous strains and while it appears less vulnerable to neutralization by post-vaccination antibodies, it is still susceptible to secondary immune responses.
- Given the potential of unvaccinated individuals, including children, as well as vaccinated individuals to be infected with and transmit variants of the virus, the CDC recommends everyone 2 years of age or older in areas of substantial or high transmission, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth when indoors and/or in the presence of crowds of people.
AAL is excited to return to in-person programming and supports CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health recommendations for everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) to wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and protect others.
For now, our ITL program is moving forward in-person as scheduled. Staying safe together is our top priority. AAL has partnered with the GTHCC staff to support social distancing practices. We will also work to arrange session seating to encourage social distancing. In addition, appropriate use of face masks or coverings will be recommended even for fully vaccinated individuals as stated in recent revised Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Please be advised, GTHCC venue is located in Fulton County and is not one of the south or west Georgia counties recently reported with new cases.
P.O. Box 550908
Atlanta, GA 30355
Update: November 1, 2020
AAL’s COVID-19 Policy and Professional Development Programs
Out of concern for the institutions and individuals who participate in AAL’s programs, AAL is closely monitoring developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. COVID-19 has disrupted travel, conferences, and meetings around the U.S. and may continue to do so for weeks and months ahead.
Every spring and summer, AAL provides a number of open-enrollment professional development programs. Among these programs are AAL’s Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) and the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) in August. These programs moved online in 2020, but for now, we are planning to hold them onsite in Atlanta in 2021. In addition, AAL will hold the Business Leadership for Practice Success Program (PSP) for Residents online on November 14.
For now, our programs are moving forward as scheduled. We encourage those interested in participating in AAL 2021 programs to register in order to secure a place. If you register, AAL will issue an invoice to ensure that your spot is secured. However, payment will not be due until two weeks before the start of the onsite program. AAL will honor directives that govern travel and group activities given by the participant’s institution and/or state.
AAL is not liable for travel expenses participants incur should an AAL program need to be postponed. We will post updates on our website and suggest those who are registered for programs or who intend to register to check the website weekly. We also encourage you to follow updates and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
P.O. Box 550908
Atlanta, GA 30355