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2023 Conference COVID Guidelines

The WLA Board of Directors and WLA Office is actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 in an effort to provide a safe conference experience for all attendees. We will adapt our COVID precautions as needed based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and requirements of federal, state, and local regulations.

At this time, WLA strongly recommends attendees take the following measures when possible to protect against the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Face mask usage at all WLA events including, but not limited to, meetings in the hotel, conference rooms, and on the exhibit floor, with the exception of those actively consuming food or drinks
  • Vaccination, final dose administered at least 14 days prior to the event, OR Negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test administered within 72 hours prior to the start of the event
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • Social distancing to maintain six feet of distance from other attendees when possible

At this time, WLA will not require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend the conference. The above guidelines are strongly recommended for the health and safety of all attendees. For those unable to attend in person, virtual attendance for select offerings is available.

By registering and attending a Washington Library Association (WLA) event/meeting you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of personal injury, illness, or damage to one's personal property during the event. You agree to release and hold harmless WLA, its representatives, facilities, and vendors from and against all claims of damages and liability resulting from participation in the event/meeting.