The Conference organizing team at Botany 2022 has thought extensively about your safety and health regarding COVID-19. We have been monitoring the CDC and Anchorage websites, and the city is at the medium risk level and has been for a while.
More information about Covid in Anchorage:
We recommend that you take precautions in the week prior to the conference to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19 as much as possible and note that the CDC continues to strongly recommend masks on planes and in airports and that high-quality masks (N95) are most effective. Information on masks and their effectiveness can be found here:
We will have a limited supply of basic masks available at the registration desk.
On-site at the Conference
During the conference, session rooms will be set up to accommodate distancing as much as possible. A large terrace at the Dena’ina Center provides outdoor seating for those who do not wish to eat or drink indoors. Most food events will have to-go boxes if you wish to eat outside or in your own room.
Tests and Testing Sites
If you suspect that you have become ill - there are several testing sites in Anchorage around the Convention Center and the Dorms. In addition, it might be wise to bring some at-home tests with you. You can obtain free tests here: https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/01/its-official-get-free-covid-test-kits-covidtestsgov
If you wish to be tested while at the conference the closest site is:
Testing Sites Closest to the University:
What to do if you test positive:
Let the conference Staff know. Call either the:
We will do what we can to support you if you become ill.
If you are quarantined in your room, we can switch your registration to virtual so if you feel up to it, you can still participate in the conference.
We will refund you for any social events you planned to attend.
Please consider what you will do if you feel unwell or test positive and have your own plan in place.