MS&T20 Health and Safety

The MS&T organizing societies are closely monitoring news and information related to COVID-19 on an ongoing basis and are taking steps to address concerns that may arise regarding attendance at professional events and meetings.

Committed to Your Safety

Because your safety and well-being are our top priority, we will follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and federal, state, and local governments in preparing for our event. We also encourage all participants to protect themselves and others by following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meet Safely in Pittsburgh

Learn about safety and hygiene precautions being taken at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (where MS&T20 will be held), the Pittsburgh International Airport, and local hotels at the Meet Safely in Pittsburgh website, run by Visit Pittsburgh. This page will also provide updates on current policies related to COVID-19 in place for the city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania.

MS&T Venue Policies

MS&T venues have announced new cleanliness/disinfection and health/safety protocols. Please view each MS&T venue’s new protocols at the following links:

Local Medical Services

Find a listing of local medical services, including hospitals and express care facilities, through the VisitPittsburgh website.

COVID-19 Statement

MS&T and the Partner Associations (ACerS, AIST, and TMS), working in partnership with the MS&T20 venues, are complying with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and relevant state and local authorities in an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for MS&T20 attendees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease and it is not possible to eliminate the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and efforts to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 may not be sufficient to prevent spreading or contracting COVID-19.