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COVID-19 Impact on Trainings and Events

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We have been closely monitoring the spread, impact of, and response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Carolina. We recognize that the virus will continue to have an impact on you, your families, and your colleagues, as well as on the systems and organizations you rely on in your daily lives. 
Our goal is to continue to provide services when possible, while prioritizing everyone’s safety and well-being. We are altering some of our upcoming events in response, and in consultation with our partners and funders. 
 
Trainings, Meetings, and Capacity-Building Services
Our project managers and trainers are working with partners to determine how to proceed with trainings, meetings, and capacity-building services on a case-by-case basis. When possible, these events will be provided online. Decisions to hold events in-person are being made based on geographic location, group size, participant restrictions, and project need. For any in-person services, we are reminding both participants and trainers to follow the guidance of NC DHHS and the CDC, including staying home when sick, frequently washing hands, and increasing sanitation measures.
 
State of Adolescent Sexual Health Forum
The State of Adolescent Sexual Health Forum scheduled for Monday, March 16, will be postponed. We are currently exploring new dates. Current registrants will have the option to roll their registration forward or have their ticket cost refunded. If you are registered and have questions or want to request a refund, contact training@shiftnc.org.
 
Sex Ed Storytelling
Our Sex Ed Storytelling event scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at the Pinhook in Durham, will be rescheduled for a later date. All tickets will be refunded. We look forward to presenting this hilarious and uplifting event at a more appropriate future date.
 
Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health
The 2020 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health is scheduled for May 13-15 in RTP. We are closely monitoring public health recommendations regarding events and meeting, as well as coordinating with the event venue, to make a determination about how to proceed with the conference. A designated COVID-19 page will be added to shiftncconference.org to keep participants up-to-date.

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