We look forward to welcoming SIOP conference attendees to Seattle in April 2022!
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters new stages, we do not know what the next several months may bring. We will continue to keep health and safety considerations top of mind, monitoring and adjusting plans according to CDC recommendations, public health orders, government regulations, etc.
We will provide additional information on COVID safety recommendations, including best practices set forth by the CDC and/or required by state and local public health officials, as we get closer to the conference.
Current Requirements for In-Person Attendees of Seattle Events
The Seattle and King County Health Officer issued a public health order on September 16, 2021, requiring verification of full vaccination status or a negative test to enter indoor entertainment and recreational establishments, including for events held at the Washington State Convention Center, which is the site of the 2022 SIOP Annual Conference.
There is also a mask mandate in place by order of the Secretary of Health of the entire state of Washington, which went into effect on September 13, 2021.
For more information, please see the health and safety information provided by the Washington State Convention Center at https://wscc.com/safetyfirst.
We do not know what the pandemic conditions will be like by the time SIOP meets at the end of April 2022. However, we do know what current venue requirements are in place, as described above, and what current recommendations are regarding vaccination, testing, and travel, as defined by the public health experts at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.
It will take all of us in the SIOP community working together to protect the health and safety of all who are participating in the SIOP Annual Conference.