ISAKOS: 2023 Congress in Boston, MA USA

Health & Safety


The safety of attendees at the Biennial Congress remains the priority of ISAKOS. Together with our partners and vendors, ISAKOS is working diligently to ensure the necessary safety measures are in place. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our attendees, exhibitors, and team members.

ISAKOS will abide by the National Department of Health guidelines that have been developed in collaboration with health, tourism and events industry leaders, both locally and abroad.

COVID-19 Information And Resources

As of January 15, 2022, locals and visitors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston that offer:

  • Indoor dining, including bars and nightclubs
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor entertainment


Exemption Notice: The policy excludes school trips and school programs (pre-kindergarten through grade 12), including teachers and chaperones.

Still have questions? Please refer to the B Together Policy frequently asked questions and answers page.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SAFETY GUIDANCE Effective May 29 all industry restrictions have been lifted with 100% capacity allowed. Gathering limits have expired and sector-specific protocols have been rescinded. COVID-19 Travel Advice: In Massachusetts, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. See below for Commonwealth of MA Face covering guidance.


City of Boston, effective since August 27, 2021: face masks will be required in all indoor public settings in the City of Boston, as part of a Five-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Delta Variant. View the public health order, issued by the Boston Public Health Commission.

Commonwealth of MA, effective December 21, 2021: The Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.


All non-exempt visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the MA COVID-19 Travel Advisory. Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms are exempt from the Advisory.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. MBTA UPDATES Coronavirus Updates


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Commonwealth of Massachusetts • COVID-19 Fact Sheets (停止传播病菌 - multiple language translations) City of Boston Massachusetts Convention Center Authority U.S. Travel Association Boston Health Commission MA COVID-19 Travel Advisory MLA COVID-19 Updates

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