COVID-19 Protocol

Please note that masking is always an option for anyone who chooses to wear a mask for any reason.  We are all encouraged to wear a properly-fitting, high-quality mask (preferably a surgical mask, KN95/KF94, N95, or EHRS-recommended Aries mask as opposed to a single layer cloth mask), regardless of masking requirements, in the following situations:

  • if, for any reason, you want to
  • if you are not up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations
  • if you are immunocompromised and personally at high risk
  • if you are in frequent close contact with someone who is high risk
  • if you have COVID-19 symptoms 
  • if you test positive for COVID-19
  • if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • if you live in an area with substantial or high spread of the virus
  • if you are traveling 

All students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, regardless of vaccination status, are required to isolate for five days after a positive COVID-19 test, followed by five days of mask use. 

Anyone coming from outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should be mindful of guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the City of Philadelphia. All travelers, even those who are fully vaccinated, are encouraged to wear a mask while traveling. State and local travel guidance is fluid and changes frequently.

Hand sanitizer will be widely available at our conference.