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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and people living with PI

This resource gives people living with primary immunodeficiencies in a central location to educate themselves on COVID-19. If you have a specific question about your medical care or medications, contact your healthcare provider.

Keeping safe from COVID-19 at IDF in-person events

The health and safety of all participants is of paramount importance to IDF as we return to in-person events.

  • IDF event guidelines follow minimum federal requirements and consider more stringent state and local guidelines and those of the venue to ensure the safety of all attendees.
  • The most up-to-date guidance for safe operations at in-person events can be found on the CDC's website.
  • To attend an indoor event, all attendees over the age of 5 must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination when collecting their registration badge.
  • IDF highly recommends that attendees also have their booster shots.
  • Attendees with medical or religious exemptions must notify IDF during registration and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, preferably a PCR test taken within 24 hours of arrival, or an FDA-approved antigen test if PCR is not feasible.
  • During an indoor event, all attendees, including staff and volunteers, must wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking.
  • Attendees should practice social distancing when meals or refreshments are served, and presenters may remove their masks when speaking, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from others.
  • IDF reserves the right to implement additional requirements or shift to a completely virtual event in the event of a substantial increase in COVID-19 transmission rates in the county or surrounding counties.
  • Vendors, venues, and other contractors must confirm that their on-site staff comply with safety protocols, including being fully vaccinated or providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test and wearing a mask during the event.
  • For outdoor events, masks are mandatory when social distancing is not possible, and accommodations will be provided to attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing to ensure clear communication.
  • Overall, IDF's guidelines prioritize the health and safety of all attendees and comply with the CDC's recommendations to ensure the success of in-person events.

This page contains general medical and/or legal information that cannot be applied safely to any individual case. Medical and/or legal knowledge and practice can change rapidly. Therefore, this page should not be used as a substitute for professional medical and/or legal advice.