Frequently Asked Questions about Debconf 20

Will the Coronavirus Cancel the Conference?

We simply don't know yet. As of March 2020, Israel has forbidden all non-nationals from entering Israel, and all nationals returning must enter 14 days of self-quarantine. The entire country is, as of March 17th, more or less under curfew.

It is obvious that, under those conditions, the conference cannot move forward. Bear in mind, however, that the conference is still five months away. Five months ago the pandemic was still a small regional outbreak.

The planning committee has not yet made any decision, and planning for the conference continues, at this point in time, under the assumption that the conference will take place as originally planned.

When Will Final Decision be Made?

The deadline for postponing the conference is at the beginning of June.


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