As long-term advocates of harm reduction, we believe it’s safe to gather this summer if we take steps to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We are attempting to balance the ongoing nature of the pandemic and the desire to accommodate the varying degrees of risk people are willing or able to accept. Accordingly, we have decided on the following COVID-19 safety measures for this summer’s in-person conference.
Masks are not required, but are strongly recommended and will be made available at registration and the information booth.
We strongly suggest everyone wear disposable N95, KN95, or KF94 respirators and use a fresh mask at least once a day.
We strongly encourage participants to be vaccinated. While we are not requiring proof of vaccination to attend, we believe that vaccination, including the recommended booster doses, is one of the most important tools we have in protecting ourselves and our community from COVID-19.
We ask that you use common sense. Please do not attend the conference if you are feeling any symptoms of illness or have reason to believe you have been exposed to someone who is ill. We encourage frequent testing when traveling or around large groups of people. If possible, please take a COVID-19 test in the day or days leading up to the conference. Please wash your hands frequently throughout the conference.
Additional guidelines from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.
We may revisit this policy based on changing information. In case of changes to this policy, the published policy with the latest date is controlling.