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Over the last few days, we have received numerous phone calls and emails about the COVID-19 virus and our upcoming conferences. As of now, we plan on holding all Clute International Academic Conferences, including the upcoming conference in Prague, Czech Republic, which is still a few months away. While we plan to hold all upcoming conferences, we are monitoring the news and alerts from government entities and health organizations. 

The Clute International Academic Conference will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2020 at the Grandior Hotel Prague. Prior to travelling to the conference, we recommend staying up to date on your university policies regarding travel.

Cancellation Policies

We are optimistic about our ability to hold and have a successful conference in Prague. However, please be aware of the cancellation policies of the Clute Institute, the Grandior Hotel Prague, and those of different airlines. 

You can cancel or transfer your conference registration fee up to two weeks prior to the start of the conference. We must receive written notice of your cancellation before May 17, 2020. As we get closer to the start of the conference, The Clute Institute may revise this policy for the Clute International Academic Conferences Prague, which will be available under “Latest News” on our website. The complete cancellation policy is available at the link below.

https://www.cluteinstitute.com/about/faqs/ 

For the Gradior Hotel Prague’s cancellation conditions, please Click Here

Prague

The Czech Prime Minster, Andrej Babiš, is being active in fighting the virus and has taken several precautionary measures around the country and in the city of Prague. Flights from Northern Italy and South Korea have been cancelled since March 5, while direct flights from China have been cancelled indefinitely. Transportation to and from the airport in Prague has been limited and all motives of transportation are undergoing additional disinfecting (ie. trains, buses, ect.). Additionally, there is increased screening at border crossings around the country and international trains have been cancelled for the next 30 days. For more information on the COVID-19 virus in Prague, please the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health website.

Tips to Stay Healthy

There are several things you can do while travelling to help yourself stay healthy. Recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO):
  • Wash your hands often even when not visibly dirty for at least 20 seconds with soap and water (especially after coughing or sneezing).
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching toughing your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when sneezing or coughing.
  • Wear a mask if you are sick or coughing and sneezing; or if taking care of someone who is sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, unless it is to seek medical care.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, desks, phones, light switches, handles, keyboards, phones, ect.
According to the Director- General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros, is confident that this is “the first pandemic in history that [can] be controlled” and he encourages us to “remember that with decisive, early action, we can slow down the virus and prevent infections. Among those who are infected, most will recover.” (World Health Organization, 2020)

We, at the Clute Institute, encourage you to be proactive and take preventative measures to stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you at any one of our 2020 Clute International Academic Conferences.