Health & Safety Information

ISITC has taken preventive measures to reduce the spread of communicable disease at our upcoming 2022 Annual Securities Operations Summit. We are collaborating extensively with the hotel to ensure that precautions will be in place for this in-person meeting. The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority.

During this difficult and uncharted time, we ask for respect and professional courtesy. Everyone has different comfort levels and we appreciate that you honor everyone’s personal space and interaction preferences.

What you should know

  • Only those fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival at the conference can attend the conference and will be asked to show proof. More information below.
  • The quantity of seats at meal tables will be limited. Seating during sessions will be spaced out to allow for distancing.
  • Disposable face masks will be available at the Registration Counters if you wish to wear one. Masks are not required to be worn at the meeting.
  • If you are not feeling well, showing symptoms of COVID-19, and have tested positive, please stay away from the conference.
  • ISITC has the right and duty to restrict access to anyone exhibiting the symptoms noted below or not following conference guidelines.
  • All attendees must agree to the Waiver relating to COVID-19 when registering for the conference.
  • The hotel has installed an elevated air filtration system using high efficiency filters and increased fresh air intake into the building that exceeds the CDC guidelines, all while keeping up with regular cleaning of high touch point areas.
  • If you have any questions or concerns onsite, please speak with an ISITC staff member.

 

Vaccination or Negative Testing Required at the Conference
All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival at the conference. All attendees must register for the Conference in advance, and as part of the registration process, you will need to agree to a COVID waiver as well as note that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR that you will provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival at the conference. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results must be provided by all attendees, as well as their guests, during the check-in process. Tests accepted include both PCRs and Rapids/Lateral Flow.

Masks are no longer required at the 2022 Annual Securities Operations Summit. As of March 5, the City of Boston is no longer requiring masks to be worn indoors. You can still choose to wear a mask if you would like. You can find disposable face masks at the Registration Desk if you need more.

Symptoms & Staying Home
If you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider to get tested. We ask that you do not attend the ISITC Conference if you are experiencing any of the following COVID-19 related symptoms and haven’t tested negative: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, or fatigue.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms within 10 days of the start of the ISITC Conference, please get tested and stay home if the test is positive. If you have come into contact with someone who tested positive within 10 days prior to the ISITC Conference and start to get symptoms, please get tested and stay home if the test is positive. If you test positive yourself for COVID-19 within 5 days of the start of the ISITC Conference, please stay home.

For more information, please visit the CDC website here.

Interaction and Best Practices

  • Participants are asked to utilize a “no handshake” policy and instead utilize an elbow tap if you are so inclined. Even if your smile isn't visible, it can usually be seen in your eyes (‘smeyes’) or heard in the tone of your voice.
  • All participants are asked to practice social distancing when interacting with others.
  • You are strongly encouraged to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when unable.


Seating

  • Seating for meals will include limited chairs at each table.
  • Majority of seating in the session rooms for the conference will be classroom style to allow for social distancing between chairs.

For any questions, please contact usainfo@isitc.org.

Health & Safety Information