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COVID-19 Accommodations for In-Person Programming

Friday, March 13, 2020  
Posted by: IAYT Administration
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For our Member Schools with accredited programs and our Approved Professional Development (APD) providers, although we hope your operations are minimally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, IAYT recognizes that you may need to make modifications to your programming. Expanded versions of the following were recently sent to all directors of IAYT-accredited programs and to APD providers.

For Member Schools with Accredited Programs

IAYT understands that Member Schools need flexibility in accredited program delivery during this time, and that this flexibility may not fully align with accreditation requirements. If you cannot continue already-scheduled or upcoming in-person programming for any reason related to coronavirus and elect to deliver online some programming that is accredited as in-person, or to cancel or postpone courses, please be aware that your accreditation status will not be adversely affected in the short term by the decisions you deem to be in the best interest of your students, faculty, mentors, and staff during this pandemic.

Programs are asked to fill out an emergency change-notification form that was provided to them.

For APD Providers

If you cannot continue already-scheduled or upcoming in-person programming for any reason related to coronavirus and elect to make changes, such as delivering some programing online, please use your best judgment. You do not need to request IAYT permission to execute course scheduling or format changes that you deem to be in the best interest of your students, faculty, mentors, and staff during this pandemic. We encourage the use of Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, and other applications to connect with course participants should you decide to move your courses online.

Questions? Reach out via Contact Us.

If long-term or permanent changes become necessary, we will address those in the future. The processes noted above are only for temporary changes you plan to implement immediately to respond to the pandemic in your community.