Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

International and U.S. Policies for Minimizing Covid Risk during SCBWI Region Events



The policies listed below are the minimum standards required. Regions have the freedom to adopt additional measures, especially in areas where local regulations are more stringent.

1. International Regions Policy: International regions are required to comply with local regulations.

2. U.S. Regions are required to comply with the following policy:

To minimize the risk of Covid-19 at all SCBWI in-person events with more than 25 attendees, event organizers are required to implement the following attendance policy:

Require attendees to submit proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than three days prior to the event, as a condition of attendance.

At any SCBWI in-person event, regardless of the number of attendees, organizers must offer each attendee a free disposable mask, provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the event area, and post this policy in its entirety in areas visible to attendees.

Comments regarding this policy should be directed to SCBWI headquarters by emailing Include your name and contact information in order to receive a response.