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Health & Safety Policy

ISTAT is working closely with The Biltmore and other partners on health and safety measures to be implemented and followed at the ISTAT Miami Conclave. All attendees must agree to the protocols and guidelines noted below. Please contact ISTAT at if you have any concerns.

All attendees must confirm during registration that at the time of arrival at the ISTAT Miami Conclave they will have:

  • a negative test result for COVID-19 from a test within three days of arrival using either molecular/PCR or antigen/"rapid" testing; or
  • recovered from COVID-19 and been deemed safe to travel; or
  • completed the vaccination for COVID-19 no later than two weeks prior to arrival according to the protocols recommended by the CDC or other medical professional.

ISTAT Protocol

  • ISTAT requires event attendees to maintain social distancing within meeting rooms and at catering functions.
  • Individual PPE kits will be provided to attendees, and additional supplies will be available upon request.
  • ISTAT will be providing ample outdoor seating (weather permitting) for meetings and meals.
  • Both plated and boxed lunches will be available, and meal times will be extended to prevent crowding.
  • ISTAT and the hotel will not be handing out printed attendee lists, pens, notepads, candies, etc.

Hotel Guidelines

  • Masks are required for entry into the event and throughout all public areas of The Biltmore property. 
  • The hotel has streamlined its check-in process to minimize contact, and staff are supplied with CDC and WHO recommended protective equipment.
  • Hotel bars and restaurants are open as of February 2021.*
  • Hotel restaurants are currently open for outdoor and socially-distanced indoor dining.
  • Hand sanitizers have been placed at key guest and employee entrances, as well as other public areas throughout the hotel.
  • Public spaces such as elevators, business center, and meeting rooms are sanitized frequently.
  • The hotel fitness center and pool capacities are limited. Fitness center reservations are recommended.
  • Windows and doors to the outside will remain open to support ventilation. 

*Operating status of these and other hotel facilities and services may change by the time of the event.


  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) or your local health authority. 
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the United States and the region you are travelling from.
  • Evaluate your own health, that of the people within your household, and that of the people you are in close contact with. Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Follow CDC, WHO, and Miami Dade County guidance for everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including: 
    • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.