Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates


Updated: March 27, 2:40 p.m.

National NSSLHA’s priority is the safety and well-being of NSSLHA members, volunteers, and staff. 

We're working closely with ASHA staff, who continue to closely monitor evolving information about the coronavirus/COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, local and national government statements, the U.S. State Department, our travel agency and hotel partners, and other trusted agencies providing specific information on the virus and related risks or travel guidelines. 

Impacts on National NSSLHA Programs

We don't want any of NSSLHA's applications to be an added stress for you during an already-stressful time, and we'll do what we can to support you and your chapter during the application process. We still want to recognize you and your chapter for all of your amazing accomplishments this year!

Chapter Honors

As universities move forward with closing campus and/or moving to remote coursework, we understand the impact this could have on events your chapter had planned to meet NSSLHA’s Chapter Honors requirements.

If you attend a school that’s been affected and your chapter's having difficulty meeting any of the Chapter Honors requirements, please email National NSSLHA staff so we can do our best to help you move forward with the application process.

We have developed special allowances for affected chapters:

Member and Chapter Advisor Honors, and Honors of NSSLHA

If you've opened or plan to open an application for Member Honors, Chapter Advisor Honors, or Honors of NSSLHA, please let the National Office know if you're running into issues solidifying a letter of recommendation, so we can help mitigate the situation as best we can.

Academic and CF Info

Check in with your academic program regularly. They'll have the most up-to-date and relevant info for you regarding program requirements, and clinical and graduation information.

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National Office Status 

Based on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s series of bold steps designed to contain the spread of the virus in the state of Maryland, THE ASHA/NSSLHA NATIONAL OFFICE IS MOVING TO AN ALL REMOTE MODEL OF OPERATION THROUGH APRIL 24. Staff will continue to carry out duties and responsibilities from home, to the fullest extent possible. By practicing social distancing, we can all help to “flatten the curve” and mitigate the spread of the virus. Members should continue to contact the Action Center (800-498-2071 or and other staff as you normally would, for routine questions around certification, dues renewal, membership issues, etc. Please stay tuned via this updates page for the latest updates from National NSSLHA—the situation is fluid, and policies may change.


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