COVID Policy


The conference organizers reserve the right to require attendees to wear masks for the safety and health of all conference attendees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that masks be worn indoors in public areas when community COVID levels are high. In the month leading up to US-RSE’24, conference organizers will monitor the community levels in New Mexico and Bernalillo county (website). At a minimum, a mask requirement will be implemented if either situation occurs:

  • the community level reaches “High” in Bernalillo County anytime within 30 days prior to the conference
  • the community level reaches “High” in New Mexico anytime within 15 days prior to the conference

If a mask requirement is put into effect, the following guidelines will be implemented. Once in effect, the requirement will not be removed, regardless of whether community levels return to low. While in official conference events or locations, masks must be worn at all times, excluding those who have a documented medical reason and during active eating and drinking. Repeat offenders may be asked to leave the conference area. The conference will provide masks for those who do not have them, and COVID tests will be available.

Presenters will not be required to wear masks during their presentations.

Anyone who is feeling ill is encouraged NOT to attend in person, even if you are already in Albuquerque.

To report a medical exception or for any other questions, please email the organizers.