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Health and Safety FAQs

The 26th Annual Meeting took place between May 16-20, 2023.

All attendees are required to comply with local guidelines and regulations. For current COVID-19 restrictions, please check the Visit Baltimore website:

Current COVID-19 Restrictions | Visit Baltimore

The Baltimore Convention Center is a GBAC STAR® Accredited Facility. GBAC stands for “Global Biorisk Advisory Council” and is a specialty division of ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The word “STAR” was chosen because the GBAC® STAR program requires facilities and service providers to attain higher hygiene protocols to keep spaces clean and safe for occupancy. 

Can I still attend on-site if I'm arriving from outside the United States? 

International attendees should always check current travel restrictions to the U.S. on the CDC website  before planning travel arrangements. In addition, please monitor regulations in your home country to ensure that you will be able to return from the U.S. Letters of invitation are available here.

Does ASGCT require proof of a negative COVID test prior to arrival? 

No, advance testing is not required as all attendees must be fully vaccinated. However, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you must refrain from attending in-person. 

What happens if I test positive while on site? 

Attendees who test positive for COVID-19, must follow CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation. They will not be allowed to attend sessions in person, although they will still have access to the virtual platform. Please notify meetings@asgct.org if you test positive while in person at the meeting. Please note that ASGCT will not share your personal information if you notify us that you have tested positive. 

Is there a contact tracing system that will notify attendees of potential COVID-19 exposure? 

ASGCT is unable to contact trace potential exposure. ASGCT will, however, make aggregate data available to attendees via the health and safety section of this site about the number of positive cases reported at the meeting on a daily basis so they can make informed decisions about their participation. The identity of individuals who test positive will be kept confidential. If you test positive for COVID-19 please email meetings@asgct.org so that we can track positive cases.

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