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An AFA Update on COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Starks-Corbin
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An AFA Update on COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 is changing by the hour. As your professional association, we care about you and know this is a time that is unsettling and uncertain. While we know the best source of information is your employer and state/local agencies, we want to make sure we are also providing access to information and programs being offered by our higher education partners.

What is AFA doing?

As an association, we are not immune to the impact of any major economic or health event. We are lucky that our largest event (the Annual Meeting) is still several months away. While we do have staff and volunteers traveling on behalf of AFA, and smaller events coming up this summer, the staff and board of directors have developed a plan to discuss any changes to our operation on a weekly and monthly basis, and even daily if needed.

We look to true experts to provide direct information. In the past two Association Updates, we have provided information from different health associations and organizations, and that information is also listed below. We also encourage you to subscribe to daily newsletters from Inside Higher Education and The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required).

Education & Webinars

Below is a list of educational opportunities from AFA, partners, and health agencies on COVID-19.

  • AFA Virtual Meeting Space for COVID-19 Discussions
    Monday, March 16 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET | Managing Risk & Liability Focus | Zoom
    Lori Hart, from Holmes Murphy Fraternal Practice, will be available to provide additional insight on the topic. This will be an open discussion format where you can ask questions and share institution/organization practices. Please note, these virtual meeting spaces will max out at 100 attendees. If possible, we recommend to have only one staff member per office login.

    Tuesday, March 17 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Communication & Programming |
     Zoom
    This session will be in an open discussion format where you can ask questions and share institution/organization practices. Please note, these virtual meeting spaces will max out at 100 attendees. If possible, we recommend to have only one staff member per office login.
  • COVID-19 & Federal Student Aid: What We Know
    Tuesday, March 17 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
    Join the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) President, Justin Draeger, and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and Policy teams as they review some of the most common questions related to Title IV and COVID-19. Devin Jopp, chief executive officer at the American College Health Association, will be on-hand to provide an overview of how COVID-19 is playing out across America's campuses. Time will be provided for open Q&A.
  • American College Health Association (ACHA) Webinar
    Wednesday, March 18 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET 

    As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across our nation, campuses are pressured to contain and mitigate the virus and its effects. The purpose of the webinar is to provide an update on the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to provide an overview of ACHA’s new guidelines on COVID-19 and other resources that are being used to help guide campus actions.

    This webinar is offered in partnership with Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the American College Health Association (ACHA), and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). Registration is limited to 500 attendees, but the webinar will be recorded and posted by Thursday, March 19.

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