2024 Respiratory Virus Safety Protocols

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to the safe presentation of in-person gatherings of all types. It is possible that these measures will continue to evolve in response to the progress of the virus, but as of this writing:

We will NOT be requiring proof of vaccination status of participants for 2024.


But we HIGHLY recommend that you are vaccinated with the latest vaccine/booster, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the week you are attending.

In addition:
We ask that everyone show respect and concern for their fellow attendees by making safe choices and following our guidelines.


  • We recommend that folks tighten their exposure circle in the days before camp to limit the chance of exposure.
  • We encourage you to wear a mask while at airports and while on the plane.
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 or are ill with symptoms that are associated with any contagious virus, please do not attend unless you are fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours and your symptoms are improving.
    Added precautions should be taken for 5 days after this scenario, such as masking and distancing…
  • Remember that at-home/antigen tests are designed to be used multiple times when a negative test occurs. (2 negative antigen tests for those with symptoms or 3 antigen tests for those without symptoms, performed 48 hours apart.)
  • If you are exposed to Covid-19, but don’t have symptoms, you may not test positive until at least day 6, post exposure. For more information about testing, click here and for more Respiratory Virus Guidance, click here.
  • Masks are optional while on campus, but encouraged for those wanting or needing to take additional precautions.
    Consider wearing a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated areas.
  • Anyone who tests positive for, or develops symptoms of, a respiratory virus while here will be asked to contact our team and leave the event.


CDC Quicklinks

Respiratory Virus Guidance Symptoms Covid-19 Testing

Long Covid Data & Science Wastewater Surveillance

Intro to Epidemiology CDC Updates