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COVID-19 Protocols & Travel Information


GRC's COVID-19 Protocols

  • To ensure we can safely welcome you back, GRC will be requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, as well as a booster shot when eligible, from all registered attendees, speakers and guests prior to our upcoming 2022 conference season, except in cases where exemptions based on medical or religious grounds are determined to be appropriate by GRC’s Executive Committee.

  • Masks are required in all conference spaces, except when eating or drinking. Invited speakers may choose not to wear a mask while speaking in cases where the presentation stage is at an appropriate distance from the audience to maintain social distancing. GRC will provide masks to attendees and guests upon check-in, and we recommend conferees utilize KN95 or N95 masks as much as possible, as they have been shown to be most effective.

  •  Poster sessions and meeting rooms will be spaced out as much as possible to accommodate social distancing. There will be rotating viewing times for posters based on the number of participants and the number of posters presented.

  • Varied dining options will be available to accommodate all comfort levels with maskless interaction. Options vary by venue, but include eating at outdoor tables, taking food back to your room, and eating in the dining room with other attendees. 

  • For additional information on GRC's policies, please click here


Travel Guidance

  • All international travel to and from the United States requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or Documentation of Recovery upon arrival in the country. For more information on this policy and how it impacts your travel, please visit the CDC webpage for guidance. 
  •  All travelers to Italy, regardless of country of origin, need to complete the EU Digital Passport Locator Form (PLFs). Information provided is used to facilitate contact tracing, reaching travelers quickly to prevent further spread. If you are traveling to a conference in Italy, complete EU Digital Passport Form prior to departure. 
  • It is recommended that you carry proof of vaccination with you when you travel, regardless of destination, as depending on conference location, it may be needed to participate in activities outside of the hotel. Italy utilizes the Green Pass for digital proof of vaccination. 
  • Information on availability of testing at each venue is located on the individual venue pages, which are linked below for the winter conference venues for your convenience. Unfortunately, GRC is unable to provide on-site testing services. We recommend traveling with rapid tests, as well as reviewing the availability of testing in the area of each venue. 

Venues in North America

Four Points Sheraton - COVID & Venue Information

 Residence Inn River Ridge - COVID & Venue Information

 Ventura Beach Marriott  - COVID & Venue Information


Venues in Europe

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco - COVID & Venue Information

This information is provided for your convenience and general information, and will be updated as frequently as possible. For the most up-to-date information about how COVID-19 affects your travel to and from the conference, please follow guidelines as indicated by your travel provider and governmental agencies. 


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