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Need to know before you go!

Thank you for registering for the ASECS 2023 Annual Meeting, March 9 – 11, 2023, in St. Louis, MO at the Hyatt Regency St Louis At the Arch. Please review the following information to make your conference experience as seamless as possible.

Health and Safety

ASECS understands vaccine and mask mandates have been lifted in many areas. However, as a reminder during registration, you agreed to follow the ASECS Health and Safety Protocols at this year’s conference.

  • Members will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination plus at least one booster at the registration desk OR to show proof of a negative PCR test dated within 72 hours of the conference. Vaccines are a safe and proven way to reduce the transmission and severity of COVID-19. ASECS will make a few COVID-19 tests available at the registration desk; attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

  • Members will be strongly encouraged to wear masks in all public spaces; it is possible that masks will be required depending on local conditions. Masking is a simple and proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at large indoor gatherings. We will have some masks available at the registration table, but participants should bring their own.

  • If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, you should quarantine in your room and inform the Executive Director Benita Blessing at (subject line: confidential). The director will not release your name, but she will let the general conference attendees know via the conference app that there has been a possible conference exposure so that attendees can decide whether to get tested before returning home.

You may find up-to-date COVID-19 information for the region here: COVID-19 Data Dashboard Missouri