Health Guidance

Updated on October 9, 2022

(Formerly COVID-19 Guidance)

We, at Mr. International Rubber, are committed to producing a safe, fun and friendly, in-person event for those who can attend; and a vibrant online schedule of events for those who cannot attend in person.

We are following the advice and guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health,  and the Chicago Department of Public Health as we plan for this year’s gathering. As this continues to be an evolving pandemic, we ask for your patience. 

The effectiveness of vaccinations administered over a year ago is now waning, new booster shots for the current dominant strains are widely available, cases of serious life threatening illness are lower than last year, and serious infections appear to be a rarity for those who have been previously vaccinated. We've lived for over a year with COVID, and it seems that individuals and society have navigated minimizing personal risk through masking, vaccination, and isolating during recovery, with life for many returning to a new normal.

Therefore, at this time, we are offering the following guidance for MIR26 attendees:

We cannot anticipate every possible scenario. We respectfully ask that each person who attends MIR take everyone's health and well being into consideration so that we can all have a safe, fun, and healthy weekend!

We will do our best to ensure that this year’s event is safe for everyone, but ask for your assistance in helping us achieve that goal.

Please note, these guidelines are subject to change, based on the evolving public health guidance and ground level circumstances.