TSRC is looking forward to hosting a full in-person schedule for the summer 2022.

COVID-19 Update

2022 Workshops & Summer Schools

Updated: June 5, 2022

Mask Policy

Telluride Science is encouraging the use of masks during your time in the workshop facility this summer.

We recommend masking throughout the common areas of the facility, but masks will not be required. Some of your workshop colleagues may have underlying issues that put them at higher risk. Individual workshops may implement protocols appropriate to their particular groups within the workshop classrooms.

Anyone who has symptoms or reason for concern about exposure should take a rapid COVID test prior to entering the facility. COVID tests will be made available upon request. Anyone with symptoms or a positive result should not participate in person. Please contact us at info@telluridescience.org if you have a positive result so that we can assist you with whatever you may need.

We are committed to supporting all of you in your efforts to advance science. Masking and maintaining respectful distances will help us continue our mission despite the continued potential for COVID exposure. The latest COVID updates on San Miguel County COVID Dashboard.


Registering

While we still are monitoring trends related to the COVID pandemic, we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to provide in-person meetings this summer.

If you are planning on attending in-person this coming summer, the most important thing you can do right now is register and secure your lodging before it is all gone. Telluride continues to be an extremely popular tourist destination, and the pandemic has only increased its desirability. There will be no fee to change an in-person registration to virtual participation.

While we always encourage in-person participation to support the most effective discussions, we understand that you might not be able to. If you are unable to attend in person and your workshop does not presently provide a virtual registration link, please contact your workshop organizer and let them know of your interest in attending virtually.

It is important to note that the registrant must choose the registration link that corresponds to how they will attend. There are separate links for in-person and virtual participation. Unfortunately, our registration system doesn't allow us to pursue a better option, so thank you for your patience.

Many organizers have asked as to how to best advise their participants on how to register. We have been telling them that if there is any chance they will come to Telluride this summer, to register for the "in-person" participation so the scientist can secure a lodging reservation at the most reasonable cost. Again, there is no financial penalty for shifting between "in-person" participation and "virtual."

The in-person registration fee for hybrid meetings will be $449 and $299 for virtual participants. Full virtual workshops will have a presenter registration fee of $230. If the organizers choose to provide virtual access for students/lab members/retired senior scientists, that fee will be $50 per student/lab member/retired senior scientist.

While our system requires a credit card to complete your registration, there will be no payment required at the time of registration. TSRC will wait until March 15th, 2022 to process any registration fees. Lodging fees will be charged to your credit card on file 30 days prior to your arrival. You will receive a reminder email before being charged. Please note that the credit card processing company will verify the card with a temporary charge of ~$10 at the time of registration. This will be automatically refunded within a couple of weeks. *If you have extenuating circumstances that require a different payment schedule, please contact Sara Friedberg. We aim to be flexible and accommodating where at all possible.

If you cancel after the registration payment has been collected, but the workshop is not cancelled, we will charge you a $25.00 cancellation fee to cover our processing fees. Please note that there is no charge for switching between in-person and hybrid participation. If you cancel your registration after the lodging payment has been collected (within 30 days of the start of the workshop), we will need to collect a $100 cancellation fee to cover processing expenses.


For more information regarding the hybrid technology and format please reach out to Mark Kozak. Here is an explanatory video on the hybrid technology. The technology proved to be an effective tool for facilitating engagement and communication among in-person and virtual participants in 2021.


Telluride Science is requiring in-person participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including being boosted. Exceptions may be granted with a negative COVID-19 test set up with prior approval from workshop organizers and Telluride Science staff.


Information on COVID-19 testing in San Miguel County:

San Miguel County offers free COVID-19 testing twice a week in Telluride. Please check online for the current testing days and locations. For all other COVID-19 information please check the website for the current information in San Miguel County. If you want a COVID-19 test on a different day or require medical attention, please call the medical center for an appointment: Telluride Medical Center (970-728-3848).

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the following measures below are currently in effect.

    Participants are asked to socially distance.
    Windows are kept open in the workshop room.
    Workshop rooms, restrooms, and common spaces are cleaned and disinfected everyday.
    At this time, with a 86% county vaccination rate and a major downturn in new infections, San Miguel County's Department of Public Health has lifted the in-door mask mandate.

*Guidelines may change. Please check this page prior to arrival.


2022 Lodging Cancellation Policies

- Telluride Alpine Lodging (Bear Creek Lodge, Hotel Columbia and Mountainside Inn): The group or participants or individuals within the group may cancel reservations penalty free up to 20 days prior to arrival. Within 20 days from arrival all reservations are fully non-refundable. The exception to this rule is should Federal, State, or Local governmental restrictions in the Telluride area due to COVID -19 prevent travel, groups or individuals within the group may cancel trip penalty free at any time, including deposit.

- **AvantStay has purchased all Telluride Alpine Lodging Condos: The group or participants or individuals within the group may cancel reservations penalty free up to 30 days prior to arrival. Within 30 days from arrival all reservations are fully non-refundable.

- New Sheridan Hotel: Full refund for reservations cancelled up to 1 week prior to arrival.

- Lodging in Telluride: Full refund for reservations cancelled up to 30 days prior to arrival.

- Camel's Garden: Full refund for reservations cancelled up to 1 week prior to arrival.

- Hotel Telluride: Full refund for reservations cancelled up to 30 days prior to arrival.

We hope to see you in 2022!


TSRC Impact on COVID-19

If you are working on problems related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please let us know. TSRC would be proud to showcase articles or presentations of your work on our website. Please reach out to Mark Kozak at mark@telluridescience.org if you are interested in contributing. Many thanks for your consideration.


Support TSRC

Telluride Science has sustained significant losses in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 related cancellations and restrictions. We greatly appreciate your consideration and support.

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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