COVID-19 Info

If you do not feel well,
please stay home to protect others.

General Information


  • In accordance with California state and University guidance, masking is not required while in the Atkinson Hall auditorium, but it is highly encouraged.

  • Please note that there are stricter guidelines for testing and masking if you are staying in campus housing.

    • Please see the Housing page for details. They are also summarized below.


  • A negative COVID test is required ONLY for those who are staying in University housing apartments. This may be taken via rapid test, which is easily obtained at any pharmacy or drugstore, or via PCR. Tests must be taken within 48 hours prior to checking in at the UC San Diego apartments.

    1. Email photo of either your negative rapid test or your negative PCR report within the 48 hour window prior to your check in time. Include the date and time the test was taken.

    2. If you are traveling internationally and your travel time will take more than 48 hours, we recommend packing a rapid test in your carry on.

    3. If for any reason you cannot access testing within 48 hours prior to checking in, please let us know and we will work with you to find a solution.

  • There is no testing requirement for those NOT staying in University apartments, but just attending the conference. However, we strongly encourage you to test anyway prior to attending.


  • Existing UCSD students, staff and faculty must complete their daily symptom screener.

    • Must have green thumb to attend.


  • In accordance with University guidelines, no proof of vaccination is required to attend.

San Diego County COVID-19 Guidance for Masking & Testing

Nearby Places to Purchase Rapid Tests

Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity

By attending the 11th ITER International Summer School, you are agreeing to the following:

Waiver: In return for being permitted to participate in the 11th ITER International Summer School (“The Activity”), including any associated use of the premises, facilities, staff, equipment, transportation, and services of the University, I, for myself, heirs, personal representatives, and assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and promise not to sue The Regents of the University of California, its directors, officers, employees, and agents (“The University”), from liability from any and all claims, including the negligence of The University, resulting in personal injury (including death), accidents or illnesses including the acquisition of or exposure to any infectious disease, or property loss, in connection with my participation in the Activity and any use of University premises and facilities.

Assumption of Risks: Participation in The Activity carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injury. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains, to 2) major injuries such as eye injury, joint or bone injuries, heart attacks, and concussions, to 3) the acquisition of or exposure to infectious disease, to 4) catastrophic injuries such as paralysis and death.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to indemnify and hold The University harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising out of my involvement in The Activity, and to reimburse it for any such expenses incurred.

Severability: I further agree that this Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any portion is held invalid the remaining portions will continue to have full legal force and effect.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and any disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the State of California.


Acknowledgment of Understanding: By attending the 11th ITER International Summer School, I am confirming that I agree to this Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I confirm that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.