The 32nd International Workshop on Retroviral Pathogenesis will follow the recommended guidelines set by the University of Colorado, the hotel, the state of Colorado and the CDC depending on the rates of transmission documented in Eagle County, where Grand Hyatt Vail is located.  



As of October 11, 2022, the CDC COVID tracker* rates Eagle County (Vail’s county) as “COVID-19 Community Level – Low” and lists the following recommendations:

 “Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.”



Powecom KN-95 masks and hand sanitizers will be provided during Registration for the conference. Masking is strongly encouraged for fully vaccinated individuals, but is optional. We strongly encourage participants to be up to date with their vaccine boosters before the conference. We request that unvaccinated individuals to please mask during the workshop.

IMPORTANT:  Individuals who have been exposed to COVID should mask for 10 days following exposure, including at the conference. Additionally, anyone who begins to feel symptomatic at any point should isolate and self-report immediately without returning to the conference events.


Cleaning & Sanitation

We are conducting regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and high-traffic guest and colleague areas such as elevators and elevator buttons, escalator handrails, and restrooms, as well as the surfaces and equipment in our gyms and spas. Cleaning includes the use of hospital-grade disinfectants and enhanced cleaning protocols for guest rooms, including removing many high-touch items. To minimize contact, some locations may have adjusted housekeeping services.

Hand Hygiene

Good hand hygiene is one of the most important steps individuals can take to protect themselves. Reminders on hand-washing techniques are located throughout the hotel, with hand sanitizer stations or sanitizing wipes also prominently placed throughout.

Face Coverings

In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated face covering guidance based on COVID-19 community levels, face coverings are no longer required for guests and colleagues in U.S. hotels in a low or medium COVID-19 community level, regardless of vaccination status.  However guest and colleagues are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings.

Food and Beverage  

Our teams have precautionary measures in place starting with food preparation to set-up and service, and have food safety and hygiene protocols for restaurants, room service, and group meetings and events.   To promote safety for our guests and colleagues, some locations may have adjusted room service and restaurant procedures.


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