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SME is monitoring COVID-19 as it evolves, paying close attention to the guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In line with current CDC guidance, we have determined that all SME business activities will continue as planned. Our member meetings, student programs, fundraisers, conferences and events are all continuing with the same commitment and effort that SME always brings to our work.
SME has served the manufacturing industry for almost 90 years. We connect the people, communities, and technologies of manufacturing, and we care deeply about our global manufacturing community.
We are proud of the unique responsibility we carry, and we embrace it.
Discontinuing or postponing our activities would have a profound impact on the people and the businesses that make up this critical community. We genuinely believe that we have an obligation to proceed responsibly and to continue with our plans that support manufacturing.
What manufacturing needs right now is a calm, reasoned approach – and it’s important for leading organizations to take all necessary precautions but also to contain unnecessary panic over coronavirus.
SME will always act in the best interest of our community.
We recognize that the concern about COVID-19 is real and we take those concerns very seriously. We will continue to closely monitor guidance from the CDC and WHO. If there is any change that impacts any of our activities, we will make the appropriate decisions and communicate them.
If you are interested in resources regarding COVID-19, we suggest monitoring the CDC’s COVID-19 situation summary (updated several times each week), as well as CDC guidance on COVID-19 prevention.
The event will be co-located with the SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE, hosted by SME and AMT, and will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.