TAF 2021 Update
Thank you to everyone who joined us last year for our first-ever all-virtual TAF Summer Conference! As we begin to plan for TAF 2021, we are monitoring the following in order to make an eventual decision when the time is right:
- First, we remain in contact with Manchester University to see if they anticipate opening up campus and hosting any summer programs for this year.
- Second, we continue to monitor the case rates of COVID nationally and locally to see if we might be able to predict a safe threshold for bringing our youth and staff together assuming proper precautions can be put in place.
- Third, we are following the progress of COVID vaccine distribution and availability to the general population. They are currently approved for people ages 16 or older.
- Fourth, we are also following the availability of COVID testing and whether reliable point-of-care kits might become available.
No decisions have been made yet on what TAF might look like for this summer: whether it will be held in-person, virtual, or hybrid scenario. (Tentatively — In-person: July 25-Aug 1; Virtual: weekends during July 17-31)
More updates to come in April 2021, when we have more data and information to reflect upon. For more details, please read TAF President Ho Chie Tsai’s letter here: TAF 2021 Update