COVID Policy

The WOS is requiring masks for all in-person conference participants at WOS 2023 to ensure that the meeting is as safe and accessible for everyone as possible. Masks will be required in all indoor spaces, including while presenting. A microphone will be provided for everyone to use when presenting.

Three N95 masks will be provided to each participant at registration, along with three rapid tests. We request that everyone test each morning. We also ask that everyone test prior to traveling to the meeting. We will fully refund registration and on-campus housing costs through the end of the meeting for anyone who needs to cancel due to illness (COVID or other). We are also glad to change someone’s registration from in-person to virtual due to illness and reimburse the difference.

Outdoor areas will be available for those to eat their meals outside. We will be building corsi-boxes and those will be set up in each session room and anywhere that indoor eating may occur.

We will present our awards ceremony prior to the banquet so that everyone can participate while masked, and those who don’t wish to be around others unmasked can then leave before the banquet.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Auriel Fournier, Scientific Program Chair (