As stated on the ALMA Science Portal, Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has spread to Chile, the ALMA Director has made the decision to suspend science operations with ALMA, effective immediately. The plan is to continue providing data processing, data archive services, and ARC support, including the Cycle 8 Call for Proposals while external conditions allow it.
Also stated on the ALMA Science Portal, the ALMA Director, along with the regional partners, have decided to delay the proposal deadline for the ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals to NO EARLIER than 1500 UT on 19 May, 2020. As we continue to monitor the conditions worldwide, we will assess the feasibility of this deadline and provide additional updates to the community as needed. The next update to the community will be provided NO LATER than 21 April, 2020 on the status of the call and the support for the scientific community at the ARCs.
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