The National Institute of Building Sciences is closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in the United States. We are strictly following the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization. Our chief concern has been and always will be the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and members.
As of March 13, the immediate risk of being exposed to this virus still is low for most Americans, but as the outbreak expands, that risk will increase.
According to the CDC, different parts of the country are seeing varying levels of COVID-19 activity. Nationally, the country is in the initiation phases, but states where community spread is occurring are in the acceleration phase.
CDC and state and local public health laboratories are testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. View the CDC’s laboratory testing map: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html
NIBS encourages people to take routine health precautions like covering your mouth when sneezing and frequently washing your hands. To view the ongoing situation, visit the CDC site on the coronavirus disease. There, you’ll find information about how it spreads, prevention and treatment, U.S. cases, and a situation summary. You also can find information on the WHO site on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.