SAE International

SAE International Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 23, 2020

 

SAE International is firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, customers, partners and staff. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves on a near-daily basis, we continue to monitor updates and follow protocols established by international health authorities as well as all local, state and federal government mandates and recommendations. As the situation changes, we will provide organizational updates on this page as well as event-specific information on the affected event’s pages on our website (sae.org).

 

Temporary Office Closures

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, SAE International closed all U.S. offices until further notice. We continue to operate under the mandatory work from home initiative that began on March 16, in accordance with government mandates and recommendations. These efforts are intended to ensure the safety of our employees by minimizing the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and continuity of SAE operations for our members and partners. While staff is working remotely, all SAE operations will continue to function. We continue to monitor the situation and will update plans as appropriate. During this Temporary Office Closure, all questions and inquiries can be directed to SAE Customer Service: +1.877.606.7323 or +1.724.776.4970 or CustomerService@sae.org.

 

Get the facts: Resources and Reporting

For U.S. Residents
The US Center for Disease Control provide ongoing updates and assessment of the disease within the United States and territories. The situation summary is updated regularly and provides the most current information from the agency.

For International Residents
For entrance into the United States view the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel.

The World Health Organization provides guidance on the international response and restrictions for the coronavirus. Visit the WHO Coronavirus website for the most current updates.

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

1. Are there any plans to cancel or postpone any scheduled SAE events, courses, or programs?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving and we extensively monitored and evaluated health guidance from international health authorities to determine the best approach for all SAE events. SAE has canceled or postponed WCX World Congress ExperienceAeroTechOn-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Symposium–Europe and High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium. We are developing virtual options to allow for continued education and knowledge sharing. We continue to monitor the situation to determine the best approach for all future SAE events. Should the status of any other SAE event or program change, information will be promptly shared to all registered participants, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and other parties, through direct communications and via the specific event’s webpage.

2. What is SAE International’s cancellation and refund policy if I am unable to attend an event due to travel or other restrictions related to the coronavirus situation? 

SAE International will issue a full refund for attendees impacted by the current travel restrictions imposed by the U.S. State Department.

3. What safety measures have been implemented to reduce the impact from the coronavirus?

We are continually monitoring and assessing national and international developments, and are adhering to protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as travel restrictions from both the U.S. Department of State and partner organizations. Should the situation change, we will provide updates on this webpage.

4. Will the shipping status of my print order from sae.org be impacted? 

Due to current capacity constraints, printed versions of our technical papers–including EDGE Reports, scholarly journal articles and other technical papers–may experience shipping delays of up to two weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

5. How is this situation impacting the A World In Motion program this year?

SAE International and the SAE Foundation are working with all stakeholders to provide contingency plans and alternative solutions for all A World In Motion (AWIM) classroom deliveries, events and engagements for the remainder of 2020.

6. Who should I contact if I have individual or specific questions that have not been answered here?

Questions and inquiries can be directed to SAE Customer Service:
+1.877.606.7323 or +1.724.776.4970 or CustomerService@sae.org

As needed, updated messages will be on the SAE Emergency Hotline:
+1-800-581-9295 or +1-724-772-4044 (international)

SAE Event Emergency Procedures

During an event, attendees are to follow the established emergency guidelines of the facility where the emergency occurs. Based on the location of the incident, report emergencies to the nearest venue representative and/or security personnel if available, or report to the SAE registration area.

Should a catastrophic event occur, attendees should follow the safety and security instructions issued by the facility at the time of the event. This includes listening for instructions provided through the public address system and following posted evacuation routes if required.

In the event of an emergency or a major disruption to the schedule of events at the event, attendees and exhibitors may call the numbers below to receive further information about the resumption of this event:

SAE Emergency Hotline: +1-800-581-9295 or +1-724-772-4044 (international)
Customer Service: +1.877.606.7323 or +1-724-776-4970
Updates will also be provided on SAE.org.

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