UPDATE – SoCal Law Seminar and the Coronavirus

3/12/20 11:00 AM UPDATE:
California Governor Gavin Newsom recommended late last night that Californians postpone or cancel all large gatherings until at least the end of March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. This announcement came after a policy from the California Department of Public Health distributed a recommendation for Californians to follow.

In response to this announcement and guidelines, CACM’s CEO Tom Freeley, along with Board Chair Kendrah Kay, CAMEx, CCAM, announced that CACM will be following these guidelines. Tom and the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to err on the side of caution and ensure the safety and well-being of all members in attendance by canceling the Southern California Law Seminar. Manager attendees will be given full CEU credit for the event.

The CACM Vision Award Show will not take place this evening at 8:45pm. In its place, CACM will be sharing the names of nominees and winners.

As this is a fluid situation and one that CACM is monitoring carefully, we will share more information as it is made available.  Thank you for your support.  Our members’ safety is our utmost priority.


3/12/20 8:30 AM UPDATE:
CACM will follow the guidelines given by CA governor that events over 250 be cancelled. Managers who paid to attend will get CEUs. All other event-related details will be released as available via our website and email to attendees. Your safety is our highest priority.


3/6/20 UPDATE: In our attempt to always be transparent and act in the best interest of our members, CACM would like to respond to questions regarding SCLSE20 taking place March 12-13, 2020.

CACM takes the coronavirus outbreak seriously. We have taken into consideration a number of factors (and alternatives) related to hosting the event on its scheduled date with our focus on both members’ safety and the financial impact it would place on them and the organization alike. As the coronavirus is a developing situation in its infancy (and one we are closely monitoring through the CDC), it is unclear when there may be a resolution. To that end, postponing the event leaves open the possibility for a rescheduled event to fall within a time frame when the virus could potentially be more contagious. As to not make this decision without proper communication, CACM staff members have taken part in numerous conversations with senior representatives at Disneyland Resort as to their preparedness to address the virus. They have advised us that Disneyland Hotel and theme park are continuing to operate, while offering guests information on how to help prevent the spread of the virus (information directly from the CDC). With that, we are moving forward with the event as scheduled.

We are monitoring this matter closely, as is Disneyland. We encourage all our members to use common sense in personal hygiene and follow the guidelines outlined by the CDC. For your convenience, please click here to review some of their precautionary measures. We have also encouraged our Industry Partners to have hand sanitizers available, if at all possible.

I look forward to seeing you at the Law Seminar.

Tom Freeley, CAMEx, CCAM
CEO, California Association of Community Managers, Inc.