https://march.aps.org/about/coronavirus said:Meeting Cancellation
It is with deep regret that we are informing you of the cancellation of the 2020 APS March Meeting in Denver, Colorado. APS leadership has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constantly. The decision to cancel was based on the latest scientific data being reported, and the fact that a large number of attendees at this meeting are coming from outside the US, including countries where the CDC upgraded its warning to level 3 as recently as Saturday, February 29.
Please wait for APS staff to be in touch with you in order to arrange for a full refund of your registration fees. The situation with hotels is more complicated, and we ask your forbearance as APS looks into what is possible regarding hotel cancellation fees. Please check the March Meeting website in several days or a week for further information.
We recognize that the timing of this decision has significantly inconvenienced many of you. However, this decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our registrants, staff, vendors, and the Denver community.
I hope it is not Xenophobic to point out the relatively high number of native chinese physics grad students (who are of an age to be highly mobile) likely to attend the March meeting. It would also factor into my decision whether to attend I think.Wow, that's just next week. That seems like an overreaction to me.
Note that since Feb 2, the US has banned entry into the US of any foreigners who had been in China in the prior 14 days. Therefore, any Chinese grad students currently in the US have not been in China for at least two weeks (and more likely > 1 month), and are no more likely to have the coronavirus than any other group in the US.I hope it is not Xenophobic to point out the relatively high number of native chinese physics grad students (who are of an age to be highly mobile) likely to attend the March meeting. It would also factor into my decision whether to attend I think.