FAQs
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Health and Safety FAQs

Will everyone at the meeting be fully vaccinated? 

In addition to all attendees, all ASGCT staff working at the meeting will be fully vaccinated; however, ASGCT is not legally able to require local convention center staff to be vaccinated. ASGCT is working with entities in Washington, D.C. to develop on-site protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines.

What kind of masks are acceptable? 

Surgical, N95, and KN95 masks are strongly preferred. Well-fitting cloth masks are also acceptable. Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with exhalation valves will not be accepted. If you do not have the proper mask, disposable surgical masks will be available.

Attendees who are not properly masked will be refused admittance to ASGCT sessions and events and may have their badges revoked. Please see CDC's guidance on masking.

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 and wear protective masks during the meeting. 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 healthandsafety@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?

Unfortunately, we do not have a way 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 healthandsafety@asgct.org& so that we can track positive cases.

What if I am not vaccinated?

You can still participate in the Annual Meeting by registering for the virtual option.

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