Dear friends,

UCSB has established criteria to keep us safe during our seminar. We will adhere to these criteria as is fitting for us and our reputation as a community of professional educators. Thank you so much for doing your part to ensure everyone remains safe while we are together!

Here are the guidelines established by UCSB:


UCSB has an FAQ page specifically for attendees.

Further, here is a list of our COVID requirements:

  • Masking/Symptom Screening: Guests are required to follow the current campus guidelines on masking and symptom screening.
  • Vaccination: All attendees must either be up-to-date* (including any booster doses when eligible) with a COVID vaccine that is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR they must provide proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival and test regularly during their time on campus.
  • Unvaccinated Individuals and Individuals Who Are Not Up-To-Date* on their Vaccination: Must produce a negative test result upon arrival (24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test). Every 7 days while onsite, they must produce a negative test.
  • Testing: Individual attendees or conference organizations should provide their own COVID tests, as testing on campus is only available to staff and students with a Perm Number and NetID. Community testing is offered; however, appointments are often not immediately available.
  • Quarantine/Isolation Housing: Pending availability, provided only to guests with a Perm Number and NetID. All other guests would need to relocate off-campus within 24 hours if they test positive for COVID-19.


* A person is considered up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations when they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible. People who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations include: (i) people of all ages, including children, who have not completed a series of primary vaccinations to protect against COVID-19; (ii) individuals <2 weeks after the primary vaccination series; (iii) individuals with an approved exception or deferral to UC Policy: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program; (iv) persons who have completed a primary vaccination series and are eligible for the booster, but have not received a booster dose.


Also, please note!

If you have any questions or concerns before or during the seminar, please contact Don, Liz or Margaret, and we will make every effort to assist you.