During the past several days, there has been increased discussion within the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Science (SC) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States, so we are addressing this as it relates to the 2020 National Science Bowl®.

The National Science Bowl®, scheduled for April 30 – May 4, 2020, is currently proceeding as planned.

DOE and SC are examining ongoing developments on the status of COVID-19 in the U.S. and appropriate precautions. Unless and until circumstances change, the National Finals is currently scheduled to proceed. Please know that the health and well-being of students, teachers, volunteers, and staff are our priority.

We are consulting with federal and venue officials, monitoring travel and public safety advisories, and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. We will continue to update participants as we assess the situation and learn more in the coming weeks.