2022 IBSC Annual Conference2022 IBSC Annual Conference 

St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States
June 26 - 29 

 

IBSC COVID-19 Information and Helpful Resources

Last updated November 2, 2021.

As you plan to attend the 2022 IBSC Annual Conference at St. Mark’s School in Dallas, Texas, please keep in mind the following:

  • IBSC requires all registrants to be fully vaccinated (two weeks past the final dose) prior to participating in the in-person conference.
  • Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination will need to test negative for COVID-19 with a PCR test within 72 hours prior to participating in conference activities.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all event staff and attendees are required to wear masks at all conference activities. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly. Masks will be available on-site if you need one. You may remove your mask outdoors or while actively eating and drinking.
  • Transportation provided for the conference will have limited seating and require everyone to wear a mask over their nose and mouth.
  • During meals and breaks, we encourage attendees to eat outdoors.
  • We strongly encourage all attendees to consider travel health insurance. In the event of an emergency, you would need to provide health insurance information.
  • Testing will be offered on-site (during conference program dates only) through Safe Works 72 hours before departure for attendees who need a PCR test to return to your home country.
  • All attendees must complete a daily check-in app to monitor the health of all attendees.

Please note: The COVID-19 situation in the United States remains fluid. We continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees of the 2022 IBSC Annual Conference and follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for quarantine and isolation. Current CDC guidance states that an unvaccinated close contact would need to quarantine 14 days following exposure and a fully vaccinated person would not need to quarantine. Quarantine for a positive case of COVID-19 is 10 days from the start of symptoms or a positive PCR test. To safeguard conference attendees and staff and mitigate risk, we will continue to update the safety precautions outlined here as guidance evolves. Please check this page regularly leading up to the conference.

Does IBSC require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees?

Yes. All attendees must be fully vaccinated (two weeks past the final dose) prior to participating in the in-person conference. We are working with a third-party organization regarding the process and logistics for vaccination documentation. Watch for more information closer to the conference.

Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination must test negative with a PCR test for COVID-19 prior to participating in the conference.

These requirements are consistent with other conferences, events, and activities.

 

Does IBSC require attendees to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result?
Attendees who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past the final dose) do not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before participating in conference activities. Attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination must test negative using a PCR test for COVID-19 prior to participating in the conference.

 

How will IBSC verify the requirement for either vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result?
Watch for more information about vaccination documentation and testing options closer to the conference.

 

Does IBSC require masks at the conference?

Yes. Regardless of vaccination status, all event staff and attendees are required to wear masks. Masks must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly. We strongly encourage attendees to bring your own masks that you can wear comfortably all day.

Masks will be available on-site if you need one. Attendees who cannot wear masks due to a health condition should consult a medical professional about possible alternatives. Event staff will remind attendees to wear a proper-fitting mask.

We also recommend that attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-19-safe practices in the weeks leading up to the event. We must all do our part to protect the health of each other.

 

Will IBSC provide masks on-site? Hand sanitizer?
Masks will be available on-site if you need one. Event staff will remind attendees to wear a proper-fitting mask. You can access hand-sanitizing stations throughout the conference space.

 

 

Are there testing centers at or near the conference?
If you feel unwell or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 while on-site, please contact the information center onsite for assistance.