Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Response

Updated March 26, 2020

Please check this page for the latest status of Certifications and information regarding this public health emergency

STATUS OF GLOBAL CERTIFICATIONS:

We are committed to being good global citizens and leaders at this unprecedented time by not inadvertently contributing to the spread of the virus. With this goal in mind, we have decided to go digital for North America Spring and Summer certifications. We will be monitoring the situation and be in contact about certifications beyond the end of March. The coinciding Collective Leadership Assessment Certifications will be postponed and information about that will be announced at a later date.  

PLEASE NOTE: We are not canceling certifications, but using this time as an opportunity to see our inherent unity and rise to the collective innovation and responsibility we have at this moment. First and foremost, the world’s health is our top priority. We, as an organization, have asked our staff to work remotely until further notice. We are also taking this opportunity to find new ways to reach clients and to lead in a Creative way.  

We are paying close attention to all of the regions in which we hold certifications. The safety of our community, faculty, and clients is our top priority. We will continue to offer our scheduled certifications in all locations where official guidance indicates that the virus threat remains low risk, is not currently spreading, and where there has not been a travel warning or ban issued.

  • We will follow all public health information by country and region. Currently all of our scheduled certifications on the Global Calendar are running as scheduled. None of the areas across the globe, where there are restrictions or public health concern, have scheduled certifications in the next several months.
  • We will monitor daily/weekly for all upcoming certifications and make any changes necessary to ensure we are keeping the health and safety of our participants and our people as our most important priority.
  • If we need to postpone a session, we will notify everyone attending and find an alternative date.
  • If you are sick or showing any symptoms of illness, please do not attend certification.  We will schedule you into another session. Specifically, this means:
    1. If you have acute respiratory symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, even if symptoms are mild, simply reschedule.
    2. If you have been in close contact / exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, err on the side of caution and reschedule.
    3. If you have been in a high risk area and have not been tested, go ahead and reschedule to be safe.

 

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

As the CDC has suggested and doctors recommend, we can help limit the spread of any virus. To limit the potential spread of this virus, it is very important that everyone:

  1. Take common preventative actions, which include hand washing and respiratory hygiene
  2. Stay up to date with local health advisory services and follow official guidance

Those who should not attend: (including assistants and faculty)

We are asking you not to attend an in-person Certification, if you meet one of the following criteria:

  1. If you have acute respiratory symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, even if symptoms are mild.
  2. If you have been in close contact / exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

If any of the above criteria apply to you, please contact us immediately so we can assist in rescheduling your attendance. You can reach us at support@theleadershipcircle.com.

Or contact one of our offices near you.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC:

(issued by the World Health Organization)

If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not travelled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting it are currently low.

However, it’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. It’s a good idea to get the facts to help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Your healthcare provider, your national public health authority and your employer are all potential sources of accurate information on COVID-19 and whether it is in your area. It is important to be informed of the situation where you live and take appropriate measures to protect yourself.

If you are in an area where there is an outbreak of COVID-19, you should take the risk of infection seriously. Follow the advice issued by national and local health authorities. For most people COVID-19 causes only mild illness, but it can make some people very ill. In rare cases, the virus can be fatal. Older people and those with preexisting medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable.

Exercise good social responsibility:

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows:

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water and follow up with an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals.

Travel Restrictions & Guidance:

All travelers should follow sensible guidance to prepare for their trip and reduce risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus while this outbreak is on-going.

You are advised to keep up to date with your local or departing country (and airlines if traveling by air) advice throughout your trip; advice may change rapidly.

Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try and slow the spread of this virus. The most effective method to prevent transmission remains through good personal hygiene.

 

Additional resources:

World Health Organization

USA – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

EUROPE – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

UNITED KINGDOM

SINGAPORE 

 

Thank you for your support. We are taking all reasonable precautions and recognize the rapidly changing nature of the situation. We will do all we can to keep you informed of any changes as they arise.