PLSC 2022 COVID-19 Protocols

To minimize the COVID-19 risk, we have adopted the following protocols for in-person participants: 

All in-person participants will be required to present proof of vaccination plus at least a single booster upon arrival. (Photographs of your vaccination card are fine). 

All in-person participants must present proof of a negative COVID test taken the morning of the event. (Photographs are fine. Commonly available rapid self-tests are fine). We encourage you to bring rapid tests from home to take in your hotel room before walking to the venue. However, we will also be providing rapid COVID tests for free to anyone who might need one. 

If you choose to take a rapid test on site, please arrive no later than 8:15 am EDT to allow for plenty of time to test before the first workshop. 

On Thursday, all registrants will be given a COVID rapid test to use Friday morning before coming to the conference.  

All in-person participants must wear a protective face mask while not actively eating and drinking. Please bring with you a tight-fitting, high-quality masks—N95, KN95, KF94, and FFP2. 

We encourage participants to spread out during breaks and meals, including taking advantage of outdoor seating. The classrooms in the building hosting PLSC this year, Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), are equipped with high quality air filtration systems and the atrium where participants will congregate is cavernous (six stories tall).  

Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID! We are happy to have you join us remotely.

We will continue to monitor Boston’s COVID figures, which are currently on the rise (as elsewhere) and adjust our protocols if necessary.