Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Covid Policy Statement




Acknowledgement of Safety Policies

Due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, your registration and admission are subject to all venue and organization safety and health policies, which include the Participation Promise and COVID-19 Daily Screening Questionnaire set forth below. You acknowledge that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, the organization may continue to develop and update these policies in the intervening time between your registration and the Event date. By registering, accepting and/or using Event registration, you acknowledge and agree that you will comply with such policies and your attendance at the Event is conditioned on such compliance. If your admission to the Event is denied or revoked because you have willfully failed or refused to comply with any such safety and health policies of the venue organization, you will not be eligible for participation, a credit, or a refund.

Participation Promise

You agree, on behalf of yourself and on behalf of any other person for whom you are obtaining this registration, that you will not attend the Event if, under the CDC’s guidelines in effect at the time of the Event, it is recommended that, as of the date of the Event, you stay at home, quarantine and/or isolate (e.g., as a result of your testing positive, developing symptoms, or having a direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19). For reference, the CDC’s current recommendations are available here:

In addition, you acknowledge and agree, on behalf of yourself and on behalf of any other person for whom you are obtaining this registration, that you will perform daily COVID-19 screening each morning of the event by 8:00 a.m. and will be prepared to submit proof of screening if requested to do so by the venue or the organization. The COVID-19 daily screening questionnaire is available below for reference.

All participants to the Event with symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter or participate in the Event. Further, all participants must comply with Safety Policies, health guidance, and signage at the Event, including wearing a high quality mask (for example, an N95, KN95, KF94, or well-fitting surgical mask) while at the Event.

 Daily Screening Questionnaire

  1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?

 – Fever or chills

 – Cough

 – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 – Fatigue

 – Muscle or body aches

 – Headache

 – Recent loss of taste or smell

 – Sore throat

 – Congestion

 – Nausea or vomiting

 – Diarrhea

  1. If you are not fully vaccinated, have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID19 in the past 14 days?

Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on).

  1. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?
  2. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

Participants answering YES to any of the above questions will not be permitted access to the Event.