COVID Health & Safety Information for ICOPS 2022
IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) will be an in-person conference with a virtual component. The health and safety of the conference attendees remains our top priority. By working closely with Sheraton Grand Seattle and Federal, State and Local public health officials, we will incorporate the most current health and safety guidelines to provide you with the best level of protection at the conference. The 2022 ICOPS organizing committee will continue to actively monitor local, state, and federal guidelines and will evolve event protocols in line with local conditions as we get closer to the event. Please check back for updates.
We all play a role in guarding against the health and safety threats. This year, we’ve added COVID specific measures to ensure a clean environment that focuses on your health and wellness. Here are some of the health measures that we expect all participants to follow while attending the conference:
- Based on the Washington State King County Health Guidelines below:
- Pursuant to an order from the Governor of Washington, the proper use of masks/face coverings by all attendees, visitors, and ICOPS organizing committee will be enforced. in all public areas and meeting space of the hotel. Complete details on masking guidance can be found at the link above. Signage will be in place throughout Sheraton Grand Seattle informing and reminding all attendees and contractors of the face covering requirement.
- Effective October 25, 2021, Seattle and King County will require full vaccination status or a negative test to enter indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars. These same requirements apply to the sit-down dining outlets in the hotel. More information on “Accepted proof of vaccination status” and “Accepted proof of negative test results” can be found at www.KCVaxVerified.com.
- The Sheraton Grand Seattle is part of the Marriott family of properties. For more information on the enhanced cleaning efforts visit Marriott’s Commitment to Clean.
What You Can Do to Help Onsite
- Follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at the event including getting fully vaccinated.
- Discourage physical greetings like handshakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps, and hugs.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain social distancing between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, avoid interactions with others and seek medical care early. In addition, if you are a panelist or other speaker, please let the session chair know. They may be able to work with you to find a substitute presenter.
We look forward to you joining us in Seattle, WA.