COVID-19 Update


CASEM’s leadership is tracking the rapidly changing advisories surrounding COVID-19.  The Board of Directors will be meeting this weekend and will provide updates about the CASEM Annual Meeting status next week.

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CASEM’s  Board of Directors is tracking the impact surrounding COVID-19.   The CASEM Annual Meeting is now seven weeks away, and we are closely monitoring this developing situation. There have been very few cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Canada. There is currently no indication for event organizers to delay or postpone events in level remains low and no specific measures for travel, participation in sporting events

As of today, March 10th 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. At this point, the Annual Meeting will continue as planned and we ask all delegates to follow recommendations as outlined by PHAC in assessing their own ability to attend Banff 2020.

The Fairmont Banff Springs has taken additional measures to protect against transmission of the virus, following recommended precautionary measures, protocols and guidelines from various health organizations including the WHO and local authorities to ensure attendees remain in a safe and healthy environment.

“Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We have been very vigilant in minimizing our exposure to anyone traveling from high risk areas. We are working closely with our partners to cancel any group attendees visiting from impacted areas, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For all other travelers, we are continuing to regularly and safely host successful groups and events

Measures being implemented to mitigate risk include but are not limited to: cleaning procedures and disinfection products which were already in place at the hotel, with proven efficacy in minimizing the spread of viruses and contagions; increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the hotel; hand washing stations placed at critical points throughout the hotel; reinforcement of personal hygiene, proper handwashing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers; close monitoring of employee health; and increased communication with our partners and government public health agencies. We are monitoring this situation with the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada as it develops”.  David Roberts, General Manager, Fairmont Banff Springs



Board of Directors, CASEM

10th March, 2020