Singularity University Statement in Response to COVID-19

 

Updated March 9, 2020

Singularity University frequently convenes large and diverse groups of people and organizations around the world. As the health and safety of our participants, members, faculty, staff, and partners is a top priority, we are closely watching developments related to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Our Coronavirus Global Task Force is working in close consultation with experts, staff, and board members to assess the current risk and recommend actions. Below is an update on the precautions we are taking to guard the safety and well-being of our global community. We endeavor to balance the needs, interests, and expectations of our customers and community with the imperative to be prudent and protect people as best we can. We will re-evaluate our approach if and when circumstances change and will communicate updates in real time.

In-Person Programs at SU Headquarters

The Santa Clara Public Health Department announced Thursday (3/5/20) that 20 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Santa Clara County. Health officials have encouraged local businesses to cancel large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread. We are evaluating all of our in-person programs and will provide updates here as decisions are made.

SU will be livestreaming a number of webinars on COVID-19: The State & Future of Pandemics featuring SU faculty and experts on March 16-18, 2020. We will also continue to host small programs and workshops for our clients in our building. We have adopted the following measures to ensure our environment is as safe as possible for participants:

  • Anyone who has tested positive for, or been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who lives with someone who has tested positive or been diagnosed will not be allowed to participate. This applies to participants, staff, faculty, and partners. This holds true even if the individual is asymptomatic.
  • Anyone who is a resident of, has visited, or lives with someone who has visited a CDC-designated Level 3 Travel Health Notice Area in the 14 days preceding a program or workshop at SU will not be allowed to participate. This applies to participants, staff, faculty, and partners.
  • Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has experienced such symptoms or lives with someone who has experienced such symptoms in the 14 days preceding a program or workshop at SU will not be allowed to participate. This applies to participants, staff, faculty, and partners.
  • We request that any participant, faculty, or staff member diagnosed with the coronavirus up to 14 days after attending a SU program or workshop notify us immediately at [email protected] SU commits to informing all other participants in the program or workshop within 24 hours via email (assuming we have it).
  • The following sanitation protocols are in place for all programs and workshops held at SU Headquarters:
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at locations around the classroom and building.
    • All tabletops, chairs, door handles, and stage furniture will be sanitized using Clorox wipes during the program and at the close of each day.
    • During Q&A only mic runners will handle microphones.
    • Microphones will be swapped-out and sanitized between speakers.

SU Key Contacts

  • For Coronavirus Information – to report a coronavirus diagnosis or ask questions related to coronavirus, please email [email protected].
  • For Organizations – if you are working with SU on a program, workshop, membership, coaching, etc. then your organization has a SU point-of-contact who can assist you. If you are not in touch with that individual, please email [email protected] for assistance.
  • For Individuals – please email [email protected] to discuss participation in an upcoming program or event or for general assistance.

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