Regeneron ISEF 2024 Health & Safety Policy

While the Society strongly encourages all ISEF attendees to stay up to date on their COVID, Flu, measles and other CDC recommended vaccines, Regeneron ISEF 2024 will not require proof of vaccination for attendees.


  • Masking at Regeneron ISEF 2024 is optional. All attendees should respect the choice of other attendees to wear or not wear a mask.
  • Masks will be provided to ISEF attendees at Registration upon request and at the First Aid stations at the HUB and in the rear of the exhibit halls.

Regeneron ISEF 2024 Health and Safety Protocols

  • Attendees should be mindful of symptoms of transmissible diseases and should seek medical attention if they are feeling unwell. It is strongly recommended to wear a mask and to distance from others if you are symptomatic of any virus or illness.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include: Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, abdominal pain or stomachache, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Severe symptoms include shortness of breath, persistent pain or chest pressure, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, and nail beds.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status), should take a test and isolate if a positive result is returned. If an individual tests positive, they must not attend any Regeneron ISEF events. Any costs incurred by a positive COVID-19 test including flight changes, extended accommodations, and testing and off-site medical treatments are the fair and/or individual’s responsibility.
  • Access to medical support on-site at ISEF will be available should any attendees require assistance.

Healthy Practices

To limit potential spread of viruses, it is recommended all attendees follow these common practices:

Hand washing:

  • Attendees should perform frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. (Please note that hand sanitizer may not be as effective on dirty or greasy hands, and washing with soap and water is always better than hand sanitizer.)
  • Please wash your hands at the following key moments:
    • Before eating food
    • After using the toilet
    • Before and after putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings or masks
    • Before touching your face
    • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
    • After touching someone else’s belongings
    • Before and after group activities
    • After touching a door or doorknob
  • Avoid touching your faces, eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.

Coughs and sneezes:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or your shirt.


  • To be effective, masks must be worn correctly. Masks should consist of 2-3 layers of tightly woven fabric, completely cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of the face.
  • Any attendee who wishes to wear a mask at any time may do so.
  • Handle face masks by the ear loops, not the face part of the mask itself.