Please see below an important notice regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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- Jim Coppens, Chair, Florida Friends of Hostelling
Dear HI USA Volunteer,
I am writing this important update regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Effective immediately, we are suspending all activities and events for hostel guests and community members. This includes tours and excursions originating in the hostel, community meals, information desk, movie and game nights, welcome receptions, education workshops. This also includes all travel club meetings and community events in any way associated with HI USA. The reason for this suspension, following the most recent directives from the CDC is to limit gatherings as much as possible thus the spread of the virus, preventing potential exposure to volunteers, staff and guests.
As we all know our most valuable resource is and always will be our people -- our employees, our volunteers and our guests.
While this was a very tough decision to make, we hope that you will understand and of course come back to support HI USA as a volunteer in the future.
This suspension of activity will remain in effect until further direction and communication is given by the National office of HIUSA. Please don’t hesitate to ask your volunteer coordinator if you should have questions.
With this email and letter the suspension of activity does include financial support while the suspension is in effect for all travel club activities.
Jim Ruedinger CHA
VP Hostel Support
Hostelling International USA
Jim Coppens at Wurzburg Germany Hostel