W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—ASTM International has canceled all in-person meetings that were scheduled for June to develop standards in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
All in-person meetings already had been scratched for May.
These decisions were based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other governmental bodies.
Input also was taken from ASTM International members, whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and hotels, according to a news release.
ASTM International staff will contact committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business.
Last month, ASTM International also said it is 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 astm.org/COVID-19.