The 2020 District Conference has been cancelled.

Pasted below is this evening's guidance from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, recommending that all conferences of 50 or more people during the next 8 weeks be canceled or postponed.
 
As a result it is necessary for me to CANCEL the DISTRICT 7120 CONFERENCE on May 1-3 in Niagara Falls, NY.
Your registration fee will be refunded.  Please cancel your own hotel reservation.
 
Our district leadership team will work to accomplish the business items mandated in our Policies & Procedures at a District Conference, and we will work to accomplish the training scheduled for this event through an alternate venue at a later time.
 
Please consider this CDC guidance as it pertains to your club meetings and events.
 

Dave Hannan
District 7120 Governor 2019-2020
Rotary Connects the World

From CDC.gov

Guidance as of 3/15/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populationshand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.