All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors in the meeting space. By registering to the Meteoritical Society’s 84th Annual Meeting as an in-person attendee, you are consenting to complying with any health and safety protocol published by the Meteoritical Society, the organizing committee, the Hilton Chicago, and/or local health officials.The event organizers and venue staff will make every possible effort to minimize the risk of attendee exposure to COVID-19. The hotel has implemented industry-leading cleaning procedures to reduce the risk of exposure. Chicago has reopened cautiously and has implemented comprehensive guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The organizers and the hotel will provide the safest and most enjoyable meeting possible. Any changes to COVID-19 precautions and other information will be posted here.

The vaccination rate of in-person participants is currently at 97% (as of July 29, 2021) based on the anonymous vaccination survey in the letter by the Meteoritical Society.

Health and safety protocols for meeting attendees:


  • If you are sick do not enter the meeting space, stay at home or in your hotel room.

  • All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors in the meeting space.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may NOT be protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.


Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question. 


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