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ASTM International Cancels All Remaining 2020 In-Person Standards Meetings


In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person standards development meetings (including independent meetings) through the end of the year have been canceled.


Affected meetings include October, November, and December Committee Weeks in Orlando, Florida, and Austin, Texas, and all independent committee meetings for the remainder of 2020. 


These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other governmental bodies,
  • Input from ASTM International members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel, and
  • Specific information on the projected city restrictions in Orlando, Austin, and other cities, with input from the hotels. 

ASTM International staff will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. 


Looking forward, ASTM International will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of ASTM’s future standards development meetings.


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Earlier this year, ASTM International also announced they are providing no-cost public access to a suite of more than two dozen standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment to combat the coronavirus public health emergency. For more information, visit 


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Release #11061


July 22, 2020

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