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CAS Announcement to Candidates Regarding the Coronavirus [Posted: February 14, 2020]

A lot has changed since this was posted. I would at least like an update, let us know what they are considering at this time.

While I do assume CAS would refund me if my country of residence (Australia) restricts travel within its borders, Id rather just postpone it for two months so I don't have to worry if I am studying for nothing.

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Q: How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the upcoming exam sittings?
A: At this time, the CAS is planning to continue with the current exam schedule of holding exams between April 22-29. Candidates who are planning to sit for an exam in late April should stick with those plans.
The CAS is considering contingency plans in the event they are necessary and will provide additional announcements about plans for the exams if there are any changes to the current schedule.
Please note that full refunds will be provided to candidates in China and Hong Kong who register for an exam but are unable to sit for the exam, whether due to their own decision or to the closing of exam sites in China and Hong Kong.
Looks like CAS is sticking to its guns, which is fine, but that second paragraph isn't reassuring that it won't change its stance.

It's hard for me to think that this will go forward in the face of:

- entire San Francisco under lockdown
- NJ under curfew orders
- White house recommends avoid gathering of 10+ people

... and other restrictive measures quickly coming in



Are actuarial exams considered "an essential social activity"?
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what if Wal-mart gives us space in their parking lots to do the exam? donny pump gonna get us out of this one I feel it
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Looks like CAS is sticking to its guns, which is fine, but that second paragraph isn't reassuring that it won't change its stance.

It's hard for me to think that this will go forward in the face of:

- entire San Francisco under lockdown
- NJ under curfew orders
- White house recommends avoid gathering of 10+ people

... and other restrictive measures quickly coming in
The statement about contingency plans makes me hopeful it will still happen. Maybe something like FCAS at your company can proctor just the people at your company. I think we only have 4 people at my job taking 7. I'm sure bigger companies could have more than 10 people sitting for one exam, but I'd think those companies also would have more people available to proctor.

No idea how it's gonna work for people in San Francisco if they're still on lockdown though. Surely the lockdown won't be strict enough to where they can't go to take an exam for 5-6 more weeks straight, right?
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I might just be trying to rationalize that it's reasonable to still happen though because I'm starting to feel more and more confident I will pass.
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Have candidates take exams in quarantine centers and stay there for 14 days after the exam
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Have candidates take exams in quarantine centers and stay there for 14 days after the exam
I'll do it if I can bring my switch.
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Have candidates take exams in quarantine centers and stay there for 14 days after the exam
If CAS will pay me at my current rate for 14 days, yeah sure
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Clark question: the source says “The MLE estimate for the ELE is therefore equivalent to the “Cape Cod” Ultimate.” (top of 52).

Does he mean to say that the MLE estimate for ELR is equivalent to the Cape Cod ELR? Based on the way the MLE ELR formula looks, that does not seem like an ultimate loss to me.
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I can’t see these continuing to take place anymore unless they have an airtight alternative method, and I’m starting to acknowledge the realities that make that difficult. That said, I’m still going to take my damn study time as I don’t trust my employer to fully grant us our remaining time if it gets postponed. Eventually, I’m going to pass this damn thing.
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