Scoliosis Research Society presents

COVID-19 Travel Considerations

The 29th IMAST will be held in-person in Miami, Florida, USA 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 IMAST in-person to review the following information.

Considerations for Attending IMAST 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

If attending large gatherings make sure to Protect Yourself and Others

According to the CDC, you should take the following steps if you become sick after attending a large gathering. 

  • Get tested for COVID-19. You can visit your state or health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • Know when to quarantine. Attending a large gathering or event increases your chance of being in close contact with people outside your household and being exposed to COVID-19. If you had close contact with people you don’t live with
    • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
    • Watch for fever (100.4°F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.