SC21 Is Planning for an In-Person Event
Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The health and safety of the SC21 family—participants and volunteers alike—remains a top priority. We recognize the impact that COVID-19 is having, and will have, on international travel in particular. We continue to closely monitor specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as safety guidelines at the local and state levels.
The SC21 committee is dedicated to providing the community with the best possible conference experience for all participants regardless of the dynamics at play. In the coming months, we will be working with our stakeholders to produce an event that will be every bit as creative, inspiring, and meaningful as past SC conferences—whether you choose to attend in-person or remotely.
We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you in November.
Before You Travel
Before traveling to the conference, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. SC21 continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments.
On-Site in St. Louis
We are working with the America’s Center and the city of St. Louis to follow all regional guidelines and rules around health and safety protocols as outlined by the city of St. Louis and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The following steps are being taken to maintain a safe and healthy environment at SC21:
Cleaning: The America’s Center is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation for their commitment to ensuring a clean, safe, and healthy environment for our employees, customers and stakeholders. The accreditation means America’s Center has:
- Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus.
- The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
- Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.
Medical: All visitors to the America’s Center will have access to qualified first aid and sanitation products will be readily available.
Face Coverings: St. Louis requires those ages 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public spaces and on public transportation.
SC21 may enforce additional requirements, particularly to align with CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing at the time of the meeting. We will continue to provide timely CDC and other relevant updates to registered attendees throughout the conference as needed.
Last updated July 27, 2021.