COVID Guideline

Covid 19 Guidelines

We will abide by the Covid 19 guidelines set forth by UIUC, which include the following:

  • There are no COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements for visitors. However, visitors from outside the campus community are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able to do so.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required in classrooms or any campus spaces. No additional expectations for face coverings for facilities or events. Individuals are welcome to wear face coverings to protect themselves.
  • Foreign Delegates: Since the majority will arrive 1-3 days before ISBC, they will not have enough quarantine time after international travel. With that in mind, they are encouraged to self-test negative before attending ISBC.
  • ALL attendants are encouraged to bring their own self-test kits.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the UIUC guidelines for Covid-19?
Please us the following links for more information.  • •
What should I do if I registered for ISBC, but I have Covid-19 within 5 days of the conference start date?
Please do not attend ISBC if contract Covid-19 within 5 days of conference.
Shall I wear a mask or not at UIUC?
You are not required to wear it. If you would like to wear it, you are welcome to do so any time and any place.
Will you require proof of vaccination status at ISBC?
We will not check it. But we encourage you to have a full vaccination. It protects you and others.
What if I feel sick with the symptoms of Covid-19 while at the conference?
If so, please take a Covid-19 self-test. For this reason, please bring your own self-test kits.
What if I test positive with Covid-19 while at the conference?
Please, inform the UBF Office. They will contact the medical support team who will advise on the best course of action, considering all factors. Please, be ready to obey their instructions. 
What if I have some symptoms of Covid-19 but test negative at the conference?
Please, wear a good mask (surgical, N95, KN95, KF94) throughout the remainder of the conference.