Please note that Decoupled Days 2021 will be held virtually on the Hopin platform again this year for the health and safety of our community. For more information, please consult our coronavirus statement. Attendees will receive information via e-mail after registration about how to access our conference virtually.
Note: This page will be continuously updated as new developments occur. Please check back regularly for updates. Last updated on February 12, 2021.
The Decoupled Days organizing team is committed to the safety and health of all conference attendees. We readily understand that our attendees, sponsors, and speakers, particularly those joining us from outside New York City and the United States, may have deep concerns and questions about the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus and the considerable disruption caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Decoupled Days 2021 will be a virtual conference to be held on July 14-15, 2020. Please continue reading for further details.
Update on February 12, 2021
As we continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, we on the Decoupled Days organizing team have continued to follow developments closely. Like countless other 2021 conferences, we have encountered significant headwinds in the organizing of Decoupled Days 2021.
We recognize this is a deeply difficult time for everyone, with economic hardship and personal difficulties impacting every speaker, sponsor, and attendee. Given current circumstances, it is increasingly unlikely that New York City will return to normalcy with enough lead time for those joining us from around the world to book airfares and accommodation, let alone acquire visas and make other arrangements.
In the interest of everyone’s health and safety at our conference, and in the interest of ensuring that we continue to offer the excellent content and professional development opportunities you’ve grown accustomed to from us, Decoupled Days 2021 will be a virtual conference to be held on July 14-15, 2021.
We continue to watch developments closely and follow regular updates from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from the New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. We strongly recommend that attendees, sponsors, and speakers follow all of the aforementioned authorities for the latest information during these fast-moving events.
As of this writing on February 12, 2021, there are confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the New York City area and the surrounding region, as well as throughout the United States. There is ongoing person-to-person transmission and community spread. If you feel symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home or in your accommodation and call your health provider. If you are unable to afford or seek care, please call 311 in the New York City area.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19
The following information is adapted from the MidCamp public announcement on the novel coronavirus.
Though vaccines are now available for COVID-19 and vaccine administration has begun in the United States, the majority of the population remains vulnerable. While no solution is foolproof, standard precautions can be taken to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands. Handwashing is the most proven and recommended way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as well as any other communicable disease. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom, eating, or coughing or sneezing into your hands.
- Cover your cough (and sneeze). Since the novel coronavirus is spread through airborne droplets, preventing the spread of droplets is key. When coughing or sneezing, do so into a tissue or your elbow. Do not use your hands. Wash your hands as soon as you can afterwards.
- If you are sick, stay home. If you are concerned that you have novel coronavirus or any other communicable disease, please stay home to avoid infecting others.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What precautions will Decoupled Days be taking to prepare for the novel coronavirus?
The organizers are maintaining communication with the staff of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and City University of New York and following developments closely from public health and government officials. In addition, we are asking that attendees do their part by washing their hands regularly and taking steps to prevent spreading any virus.
Is Decoupled Days still happening?
The organizers are opening and maintaining communication with the staff of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition, we are asking that attendees do their part by washing their hands regularly and taking steps to prevent spreading any virus. Decoupled Days 2021 will be a virtual conference to be held on the Hopin platform on July 14-15, 2021.
I have COVID-19. Can I come to Decoupled Days?
Please join us virtually this year!