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:
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.