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Providing a safe environment for all CAST attendees remains STAT's top priority as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. With this in mind, here are the safety measures being put into place for CAST21.

Vaccination Status/Negative COVID Test Policy

In an effort to create the safest environment possible, STAT will require proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test (administered within 72 hours of attendance) to attend CAST21. This will apply to all attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and sponsors.

STAT is committed to safely accommodating all participants through this policy. While no in-person gathering during the pandemic is without risk, these measures are part of the overall safety plan for protecting our community.

STAT is using a HIPAA-compliant service called CrowdPass to verify your vaccination or negative test. Click here for more information about the process. (Note: If you register after Monday, November 8, you will be outside of the window of the electronic verification process, so please bring your vaccination card or test results when you check in at CAST21.)

Other Health & Safety Guidelines

  • In consideration of each other, CAST will be a mask positive conference and all attendees will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the CAST event space when not actively eating or drinking.
  • All conference venues have in place the highest levels of sanitization and safety measures. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the venues and venue staff will sanitize areas throughout the day, including doors, elevators, handrails, etc. Read more about each venue’s health and safety guidelines here:
  • Every effort will be made to encourage and enable social distancing when at all possible in meeting rooms, the exhibit hall, and other spaces.
  • If you feel sick, please stay home. Your STAT community will miss you greatly, but for your recovery, your colleagues’ safety, and the health of everyone you may come into contact with, please don’t travel.
  • If you are planning to travel to or around Downtown Fort Worth via Trinity Metro or TEXRail, review Trinity Metro’s COVID-19 updates here.

Attendee Cancellation Policy 

If attendees do not wish to follow the published policies or have concerns related to COVID-19, they may cancel their registration by notifying STAT directly in writing no later than October 29 at stat@statweb.org, and normal administrative cancellation fees will be waived if received before the deadline. Cancellations and refunds after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally, a Virtual CAST will be offered in February 2022 and will feature selected content from the in-person event. Attendees who need to cancel due to COVID-19 may also choose to transfer their in-person registration to the virtual event at the virtual-only rate.

All who register for the in-person CAST will be required to review and accept the STAT Acknowledgement and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease as part of the registration process.

Our STAT community has come together in the past under unique circumstances to host CAST. While this may be a different set of circumstances, we appreciate your support and understanding as we do what is necessary to continue to inspire discovery of the world through science.

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