Coronavirus disease

Events planning – Reduced Schedule

Dear Amsterdam International Community,

Since the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak became a public health concern we felt that public gatherings could create unnecessary risks.

Good news is that in the past weeks the situation has significantly improved!

As such, the Government relaxed the restrictions and the Horeca took the necessary steps to safeguard guests’ safety.

For these reasons, AIC will resume events in select locations with large outdoor space.

Mind you, reservations are now mandatory and we all must ALWAYS follow the following rules:

— Stay 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) away from each other.
— Wash your hands often.
— NO shaking hands or hugging.
— Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
— Use your own vehicle, rent a bike or take a taxi to join the events.
— Stay home if you do not feel well

See you soon!

The AIC Team

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

On 7 January 2020, Chinese authorities identified the outbreak of a new coronavirus known as COVID-19 (from its original name 2019‑nCoV: 2019 Novel Coronavirus).

Since then, global experts and scientists across the world have been working intensely to learn more about the virus.

In particular, the most effective ways to help take appropriate precautions in this situation and when unsure about Coronavirus symptoms.

Coronavirus in the Netherlands

As proud residents of the Netherlands, we should know that the new “coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Netherlands, is categorized as A disease.

This means that the Minister of Health provides leadership in the fight against it.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is coordinating the effort and is staying in contact with the municipal health services (GGDs).”

Coronavirus and Amsterdam International Community

Amsterdam International Community has canceled all events until further notice.

Please make sure to take the necessary measures and implement the advice given by the scientific community.

This is meant to protect everyone’s health against the disease.

Every day, we all learn something more about COVID-19 so the best advice is to stay up to date, especially if you have a very active social life or travel (Dutch) often.

Spread of misinformation, fake news (sometimes even from media), disinformation and myths are the worst advisers during health emergencies.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with Coronavirus disease, help educate others and be of good example for every one.

Reliable Sources

World Health Organization
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The Netherlands
United States of America
Costa Rica

The AIC Team