Given the impact of COVID-19 and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings, the Organizing Committee of WCWS 2021 is following health and safety precautions since our attendees, participants, members, and industry colleagues are of the utmost importance to us.
Now, more than ever, we must organize, connect and collaborate to advance research to combat this public health threat. Thus, WCWS 2021 will continue to mobilize valuable knowledge-sharing during these challenging times whilst remaining keen on overcoming the pandemic and on the well-being of the research community. While specific event details are still being finalized, we are confident this new format will benefit our research community.
Everyone is encouraged to follow the most conservative guidelines available from leading global and local health authorities (such as the CDC and WHO), which include social distancing, frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and wearing a mask if at all possible.