46th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop Berlin, Germany July 23-27, 2022

COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies

 

IHW 2022 is preparing our in-person event experience so that all individuals onsite—attendees, speakers, staff, and venue personnel—remain safe and comfortable throughout the event. We are committed to creating a safe space for in-person events to be held and are in constant communication with the venue and Visit Berlin.

 

As an attendee, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. With that in mind, IHW 2022 will implement the following best practices:

  • Proof of full vaccination is required to attend (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca, or combination/mixed). Full vaccination is two weeks from final shot.

    • If you do not provide proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed inside the conference space; no exceptions will be made.

    • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons but still wish to attend, please contact Brianna@ConferenceSolutionsInc.com to see if accommodations can be made.

  • Face masks are encouraged in all indoor and outdoor spaces.

    • An acceptable “mask” is made of at least 2 layers of breathable hospital-grade material; fully covers the nose, nostrils, and mouth; fits firmly under the chin; and fits snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face.

    • Bandanas and face shields are not permitted.

  • IHW reserves the right to deny entry to anyone seeking admittance or remove them from the venue should they present any COVID-19 like symptoms or refuse to wear a mask.

  • Handshaking, hugging or other unnecessary person-to-person contact will be discouraged between all participants.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the workshop spaces and in common areas.

  • High-touch areas (session rooms, bathrooms and common areas) will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Please note that there are vaccination/negative testing requirements to enter Germany. These requirements are subject to change based on the current situation. Visit https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268 to learn more.

 

IMPORTANT: In light of events surrounding COVID-19, this is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of the risks inherent in participating in conferences. Even with every reasonable precaution to keep you safe as outlined for you by the WHO and CDC, IHW cannot fully eliminate all risks of harm to attendees or guarantee their safety, especially from risks posed by COVID-19 or its variant strains. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety.

 

We hope these enhanced safety protocols will make you feel at ease joining us at the 2022 International Herpesvirus Workshop, and allow virologists to come together again to share education, ideas and best practices. As an industry that has been navigating constant challenges over the last 18 months, it is needed more than ever.

 

Questions? Please contact ihw@conferencesolutionsinc.com or 503.244.4294 ext. 1002.