NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Tenth Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum Coronavirus Advisory

12 p.m. March 11, 2020


On behalf of NOAA CCME Director Larry Robinson and NOAA EPP/MSI, we thank you for your interest and support in attending the 10th Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum. The following message provides the status of NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum and is being distributed to all registered participants and interested parties.


On Monday 9 March, 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis, announced a State of Emergency as a result of risks related to COVID-19. As a precaution all on-campus Florida A&M University gatherings and events that involve community participation have been canceled or postponed. This includes the 10th Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum, which has been postponed until further notice.


To date, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the FAMU campus, in Leon County or in Tallahassee. FAMU administration is continuing to follow developments in the Coronavirus outbreak closely and will follow guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security, the Florida Department of Health and the Leon County Health Department as the situation changes.


We have thought hard about all the options available to us, including making portions of the Forum remote, but decided that the best decision at this time, out of abundance of caution and for the safety of all participants and organizers, is to postpone the Forum to a later date.

All Forum registrations will remain active and held until the new dates are identified. However, please cancel your hotel reservations. Registration refunds are available upon request. Please keep in mind that a processing fee may be incurred for refunds to credit cards. When the new Forum dates are identified, the planning committee will communicate with registrants. Stay tuned and stay safe. 

10th Biennial Education and Science Forum

Florida A&M University ・ Tallahassee, FL