COVID-19 Information

2022 Reaching Forward South Conference COVID-19 Safety Measures and Requirements

The Illinois Library Association’s first priority in all meetings and events is the safety and welfare of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff. ILA will implement and follow all current recommendations and requirements related to COVID-19 from the CDC, State of Illinois, Champaign County, and the I Hotel & Conference Center for the 2022 Reaching Forward South Conference. While the state mask mandate ended on February 28, 2022, ILA is still requiring the following in consideration of your peers.

  • Participants will be required to show either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test result within 72 hours of the first day of the event. Please note: At home test results will not be accepted. Only negative test results from a doctor, pharmacy, or testing site will be accepted. Attendees will also be required to submit an acknowledgement of personal responsibility. Attendees will receive a separate email from ILA after registration to provide proof of vaccination or test results and the acknowledgement of personal responsibility. 
  • ILA is requiring everyone to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own masks. There will be no extra masks available for conference attendees. You will not be allowed to attend the conference if you do not have a mask, and you will not be refunded your conference fee.

  • To encourage social distancing, conference rooms at the hotel will be larger than usual, and will provide a variety of distanced seating.

  • Fewer chairs will be at each table during the luncheon. 

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, attendance requirements may change prior to the event. ILA is committed to alerting all attendees of any changes, but please continue to visit this page for the latest information. 


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