The 56th SRS Annual Meeting will be held in-person in St. Louis, Missouri and will have a virtual component for attendees unable to join in-person to enjoy the meeting from an offsite location. We are aware of the continued concerns and uncertainties related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our top priority is the health, safety, and security of our meeting attendees. We strongly encourage everyone planning to attend the SRS Annual Meeting in-person to review the following information.
Considerations for Attending the SRS Annual Meeting in Person
- Gatherings with more than 250 people offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission.
- Person-to-person spread is most likely to occur within close contact of six feet or less.
- Older adults and people with pre-existing conditions are considered to be at higher risk of more serious illness after contracting COVID-19. We encourage you to review the CDC’s list of people who are at higher risk and know your level of risk
Review the CDC’s Consideration for Travelers to determine your level of risk for getting infected and/or spreading COVID-19
- Travelers within the US: Domestic Travel During COVID-19
- Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people.
- Do you live with someone who is more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? If you get infected while traveling you can spread COVID-19 to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
- Be aware of your any policies in place at your institution, state, or local government as some may require people who have recently traveled to stay home for 14 days.
- Review the CDC’s list of Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
- Review CDC’s recommendations on what to do After International Travel.
If attending large gatherings make sure to Protect Yourself and Others
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Find a vaccine.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
According to the CDC, you should take the following steps if you become sick after attending a large gathering.