We (the local organizing committee) are fully committed to hosting ICCOPT/MOPTA 2022 as an in-person conference. Although online and hybrid conferences have been successful, they are unable to replicate the in-person experience, which is crucial to form new research collaborations, meet new people, and create lasting memories. With that said, we are acutely aware of the complications and dangers associated with COVID-19.
Updated Conference Rules
The latest information that we have is that everyone is welcome to attend the event, although individuals who are unvaccinated will be required to wear masks while indoors on Lehigh’s campus. We will follow up with further information, including a request to collect information about vaccination status of registrants for the conference, sometime soon (in advance of the conference).
We do not have COVID-19 testing services available at the conference venue.
The following information about testing services near Lehigh University is provided to assist conference participants who need or want to get tested while in the area. Since all of these services are external to the university, we make no guarantees about the veracity of the information provided on the websites listed below. It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the testing service directly to confirm the information that they need or want. As general guidance about testing in the United States, we recommend asking each service about how the rules/availability of testing varies depending on whether someone (a) does or does not have US insurance, and (b) is or is not experiencing symptoms.
- Lehigh University’s COVID information website provides the following information: “If you are vaccinated, LVHN offers COVID testing for those without symptoms and for those experiencing symptoms. You can obtain a test at many local health centers and pharmacies as well. See the Pennsylvania Department of Health site or Lehigh’s HWC site for lists of local testing resources. For insurance purposes, it may be important to obtain a test in your county of residence or via your primary healthcare provider.“
- Lehigh University’s Health and Wellness Center website provides information here.
- Newark International Airport (EWR) provides information about testing here.
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) provides information about testing here, or use this direct link.
- Rite Aid Pharmacy, which has a few locations near Lehigh University, might have testing services available; see here.
- CVS Pharmacy might have testing services available; see here for a location near Lehigh University.
- Patient First Primary and Urgent Care, a location of which is a few minutes drive from Lehigh, might have testing services available; see here.