COVID-19 AND YOUR TRAVEL PLANS

Update April 6, 2020

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency, which was upgraded to a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. A pandemic occurs when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity.

At this time, PHA has canceled the PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions because of the impact of COVID-19 on the United States. Please see PHA’s official statement on PHA 2020 for more information.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued warnings that all travelers avoid all nonessential international travel and practice enhanced precautions. Border closures with Canada and Mexico for all but essential travel are in effect. Cases continue to spread worldwide and within the United States.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease. These recommendations include avoiding all cruise travel and nonessential air travel.

The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States, but they have posted factors to consider before travel. Also, due to extensive community transmission of COVID-19, a travel notice is in effect for residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from nonessential domestic travel. Many states in the U.S. are now issuing shelter-in-place or work from home orders. Residents traveling to other states may be required to self-quarantine upon their return.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary
Travel Advisories
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Mar. 31, 2020

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency, which was upgraded to a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. A pandemic occurs when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease.
At this time, PHA has canceled the PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions because of the impact of COVID-19 on the United States. Please see PHA’s official statement on PHA 2020 for more information.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for countries around the world and a Level 2 alert for high-risk travelers to postpone non-essential travel to most global locations including within the U.S. and to practice enhanced precautions. Border closures with Canada and Mexico for all but essential travel are in effect. Cases continue to spread worldwide and within the United States.

The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, a travel notice is in effect for residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from nonessential domestic travel. Some states are now issuing shelter-in-place or work from home orders.

With spread of COVID-19 occurring in throughout the United States, the CDC now recommends older adults and  travelers with underlying health issues limit travel  to avoid crowded places, which includes all cruise ship travel and non-essential travel. The CDC has posted  factors to consider for U.S. travel that can help individuals make informed decisions.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary
Travel Advisories
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Mar. 25, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). PHA continues to monitor the risks connected to COVID-19 and share updates with the PH community.

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency, which was upgraded to a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. A pandemic occurs when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease.  

At this time, PHA has canceled the PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions because of the impact of COVID-19 on the United States. Please see PHA’s official statement on PHA 2020 for more information. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for countries around the world and a Level 2 alert for high-risk travelers to postpone non-essential travel to most global locations including within the U.S. and to practice enhanced precautions. Cases continue to spread worldwide and to all 50 states in the United States. Some states are now issuing shelter-in-place or work from home orders. Border closures with Canada and Mexico for all but essential travel are in effect. 

With spread of COVID-19 occurring in throughout the United States, the CDC now recommends older adults and travelers with underlying health issues limit travel avoid crowded places, which includes all cruise ship travel and non-essential travel. The CDC has posted factors to consider for U.S. travel that can help individuals make informed decisions. 

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor. 

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy: 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary 

Travel Advisories 

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities 

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. 

Update Mar. 20, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). PHA continues to monitor the risks connected to COVID-19 and share updates with the PH community.
On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency, which was upgraded to a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. A pandemic occurs when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity. While the term “pandemic” sounds alarming, the WHO felt this announcement was necessary to prompt all nations to take action to prepare, prevent and treat this disease effectively.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued Level 3 and Level 2 warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and a Level 2 alert for high-risk travelers to postpone non-essential travel to most global locations including within the U.S. and to practice enhanced precautions.

In the last week, cases continue to spread worldwide and to all 50 states in the United States. As of March 19, the governor of California ordered statewide shelter-in-place for all California residents, while New York and other states plan similar orders. Border closures with Canada and Mexico for all but essential travel are in effect beginning midnight Saturday, March 21.

With spread of COVID-19 occurring in throughout the United States, the CDC now recommends older adults and travelers with underlying health issues limit travel avoid crowded places, which includes all cruise ship travel and non-essential travel such as long plane trips. Some employers, including PHA, in response to current conditions and especially in areas affected by community spread, have begun to issue their own travel guidance or restrictions. The CDC has posted factors to consider for U.S. travel that can help individuals make informed decisions.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease. With those recommendations in mind and given the current situation, PHA has decided to hold its March leadership meetings as teleconferences.

At this time, PHA is continuing to plan for and looks forward to welcoming patients, caregivers and health care professionals to Anaheim, California, June 12-14, for PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. PHA continues to monitor travel advisories and disease spread in order to assess potential risks to the patient community.

If you are planning to attend PHA 2020, visit the PHA 2020 website to apply for scholarships, register for PHA 2020 and reserve your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott. For more information about registration and hotel policies, visit the PHA 2020 website.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary

Travel Advisories

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Mar. 12, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). While there are no travel restrictions at this time within the United States due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, PHA will be continuously monitoring the risks connected to COVID-19 and sharing updates with the PH community.

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency, which was upgraded to a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. A pandemic occurs when a new virus spreads around the world, and most people do not have immunity. While the term “pandemic” sounds alarming, the WHO felt this announcement was necessary to prompt all nations to take action to prepare, prevent and treat this disease effectively.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued Level 3 and Level 2 warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and a Level 2 alert for high-risk travelers that recommends they practice enhanced precautions.

With some spread of COVID-19 occurring in several communities in the United States, the CDC now recommends older adults and travelers with underlying health issues limit travel to avoid crowded places, which includes all cruise ship travel and non-essential travel such as long plane trips. Some employers, including PHA, in response to current conditions and especially in areas affected by community spread, have begun to issue their own travel guidance or restrictions. The CDC has posted factors to consider for U.S. travel that can help individuals make informed decisions about their travel.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease. With those recommendations in mind and given the current situation, PHA has decided to hold its March leadership meetings as teleconferences.

At this time, PHA is continuing to plan for and looks forward to welcoming patients, caregivers and health care professionals to Anaheim, California, June 12-14, for PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. PHA continues to monitor travel advisories and disease spread in order to assess potential risks to the patient community.

If you are planning to attend PHA 2020, visit the PHA 2020 website to apply for scholarships, register for PHA 2020 and reserve your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott. For more information about registration and hotel policies, visit the PHA 2020 website.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary

Travel Advisories

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Mar. 9, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). While there are no travel restrictions at this time within the United States due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, PHA will be continuously monitoring the risks connected to COVID-19 and sharing updates with the PH community.

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued Level 3 and Level 2 warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for several countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe only. No travel advisories currently exist for the United States or Canada.

With some spread of COVID-19 occurring in several communities in the United States, the CDC now recommends older adults and travelers with underlying health issues limit travel to avoid crowded places, which includes all cruise ship travel and non-essential travel such as long plane trips. No travel advisories are currently in place for any region of the U.S., but some employers, including PHA, in response to current conditions and especially in areas affected by community spread, have begun to issue their own travel guidance or restrictions.

The CDC posted recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with certain health conditions such as chronic heart or lung disease. With those recommendations in mind and given the current situation, PHA has decided to hold its March leadership meetings as teleconferences.

At this time, PHA is continuing to plan for and looks forward to welcoming patients, caregivers and health care professionals to Anaheim, California, June 12-14, for PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. PHA continues to monitor travel advisories and disease spread in order to assess potential risks to the patient community.

If you are planning to attend PHA 2020, visit the PHA 2020 website to apply for scholarships, register for PHA 2020 and reserve your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott. For more information about registration and hotel policies, visit the PHA 2020 website.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary

Travel Advisories

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Mar. 6, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). While there are no travel restrictions at this time within the United States due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, PHA will be continuously monitoring the risks connected to COVID-19 and sharing updates with the PH community.

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued Level 3 and Level 2 warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for several countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe only. No travel advisories currently exist for the United States or Canada.

State and local health communities are proactively working to keep residents healthy. The state of California along with other local and regional health agencies have declared health emergencies to keep residents and travelers safe and to better leverage future resources. The CDC is deploying teams to support local and state health departments and to better assess risk and contain the spread of the virus.

PHA is looking forward to welcoming patients, caregivers and health care professionals to Anaheim, California, June 12-14, for PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changes their stance on travel restrictions in the U.S., PHA will immediately review information and assess potential risks to the patient community.

If you are planning to attend PHA 2020, PHA encourages you to move forward to apply for scholarships, register for PHA 2020 and reserve your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott. For more information about registration and hotel policies, visit the PHA 2020 website.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary

Travel Advisories

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Update Feb. 28, 2020

The health of our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members is always the top concern of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). While there are no travel restrictions at this time within the U.S. due to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, PHA will be continuously monitoring the risks connected to COVID-19 and sharing any news with the PH community.

On Jan. 20, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued Level 3 warnings and Level 2 warnings to avoid or postpone nonessential travel for several countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe only. No travel advisories currently exist for the United States or Canada.

Local health communities are proactively working to keep residents healthy. Even though the CDC reports there has been no spread of COVID-19 in Southern California, Orange County declared a local health emergency to keep residents and travelers safe and to better leverage future resources. PHA is staying in close contact with travel and health offices in Southern California and will inform the PH community if we hear about any risks.

PHA is looking forward to welcoming patients, caregivers and health care professionals to Anaheim, California, June 12-14, for PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. According to the CDC, there currently is no spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County/Los Angeles area or in the United States. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changes their stance on travel restrictions in the U.S., PHA will immediately review information and assess potential risks to the patient community.

If you are planning to attend PHA 2020, PHA encourages you to move forward to apply for scholarships, register for PHA 2020 and reserve your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott. For more information about registration and hotel policies, visit the PHA 2020 website.

If you, or your families or friends, have concerns about travel, take steps to become informed: Share this content, visit the CDC website and talk to your PH doctor.

Please review the CDC website for the latest travel advisories and information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary

Travel Advisories

PHA will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

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