Wanting to ensure the safety of all those involved, including members, advisors, staff, exhibitors, and other stakeholders, in addition to the President’s tweet to school districts regarding limiting group gatherings where “grades mix” and Governor DeSantis asking that group gatherings be canceled, the Executive Committee of Florida HOSA has taken the difficult and unprecedented action of canceling the 2020 Florida HOSA State Leadership Conference. Because of the on-going uncertainty of the situation, especially regarding school/school districts closing, no competitive events will be run. Jonathan Parks, who works on Florida HOSA’s behalf with the conference hotels, will be reaching out to them with this decision. The State Office will be reaching out to the State Officer candidates to inform them on how we will proceed. The Florida HOSA State Office will be refunding all registrations as quickly as possible; thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this.
HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of health care related competitive events. Competition within a state is held in the spring as a means of identifying those members eligible for competition at the HOSA International Leadership Conference. Imagine the pride that members feel when their names are called and they stand on stage waiting to receive a HOSA Medallion for recognition as a first, second or third place event winner.