COVID-19 Policy

All ComSciCon attendees, organizers, speakers and panelists must be current with COVID-19 vaccines or receive an approved medical or religious exemption in order to participate in the ComSciCon 2023 Flagship workshop. People who wish to receive an exemption should contact the organizing staff. A list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines can be found in the CDC guidelines. All participants are furthermore expected to follow all Emerson College policies.

All participants are required to take a Covid test within 48 hours before entering the workshop venue and dormitories for the first time. Participants will be asked to attest that they have received a negative result. You must provide your own test for this purpose (both PCR and rapid antigen tests are acceptable).

Additionally, all participants will be required to take a rapid antigen test each morning of the workshop before arriving at the venue. ComSciCon will provide these daily tests to participants upon arrival, and each morning participants will be asked to attest that they have received a negative result.

All participants are required to wear a N95, KN95, or FFp2 mask at all times when indoors. ComSciCon will provide KN95 masks to participants upon arrival.

Reporting symptoms
If at any time during the workshop, participants develop symptoms of COVID-19, they should isolate and get tested. The organizing staff will have additional rapid tests available for this occasion.

In case of a positive test
If a participant tests positive, they should isolate and inform an organizer as soon as possible. If a participant is experiencing symptoms and/or has tested positive, they will be given the option to attend ComSciCon workshop activities via Zoom.

Eating & drinking
Participants are encouraged to take their food and drink outdoors. If meals must be consumed indoors (e.g. in the event of bad weather), all windows will be opened and participants will be asked to only remove their masks when actively eating or drinking.