We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all in-person event participants and staff. In-person attendees, volunteers, and instructors along with IEST staff must abide by all local, state, federal, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidelines regarding COVID-19 to protect against the spread of the virus. To ensure the safest environment possible, IEST is implementing the following safety protocols (subject to change depending on environment at the time of our meetings and potential changes to recommendations by the CDC, local, state, or federal guidelines):

  • Attendees may NOT attend an in-person IEST event if experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, per the CDC's COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines.   
  • If attendees can no longer attend due to the CDC's COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines, please contact IEST to have your registration switched to a virtual registration (only available for some trainings/conferences) and the difference will be refunded, or you may request a cancellation and full refund (refunds only offered with proof of a positive COVID-19 test per the CDC guidance).
  • Attendees need to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to follow the guidelines as noted above.
  • Attendees are asked to regularly and thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day; hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the event.

We encourage all participants to review government guidance, as guidelines are frequently updated, to make informed choices about travel and onsite engagement. By attending the event in-person, you agree to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions.