Health and Safety Protocols

The safety of workshop attendees is NSF’s top priority. The most effective way to ensure the safety for yourself and all attendees is to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At this time, we do not expect any special attendance requirements related to COVID-19 (i.e., vaccination status, testing). 

However, all individuals who come attend the workshop in-person must comply with applicable federal, state, and local public health requirements that are in place during the workshop dates.  

Please be prepared to follow additional safety guidelines, which are subject to change based on local pandemic status. Attendees must also follow guidance in NSF’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan. 

If an attendee feels ill or has COVID-19 symptoms, that individual should not enter the workshop space regardless of vaccination status.  

If an in-person attendee tests positive for COVID-19 immediately before travel to Arizona or during the workshop dates, NSF will provide virtual access and credit the cost of their registration toward attendance at the 2025 Research Infrastructure Workshop. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.   

Venue Safety Measures

Westward Look Wyndham takes precautions to help protect the health and safety of group guests or meeting attendees. Hotels are required to follow all local health department guidelines regarding the wearing of masks in indoor public areas, and U.S. hotels are also required to follow the CDC’s current mask-wearing guidance as applicable for their local Community Level. Throughout your stay, you will observe frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas like lobbies and elevators. Complimentary travel-size hand sanitizers may be available. For more information, please visit