CIC Health and Safety Guidelines and Requirements

​For candidates in 2023–2024 selective programs and for participants at in-person events, programs, and gatherings held in spring and summer 2023, CIC has established the following guidelines and requirements.


All participants will be required to take a COVID-19 test in advance of the relevant in-person event(s). Those who test positive are required to contact CIC to discuss participation options in advance of any travel. Specific instructions for testing will be communicated by the event organizer.

Any participant who tests positive for COVID-19 during a CIC event is required to alert CIC immediately and self-isolate. Those who test positive for COVID-19 up to ten days before or after a CIC event are required to inform CIC.  


All participants, who are able and eligible, are strongly urged to be "fully up to date" on their COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC currently defines fully up to date as receiving the primary series as well as the most recent booster, which for many is the bivalent booster. 

All CIC events are mask-friendly; meal options will accommodate those who prefer to remain masked at all times.


As appropriate to specific locations and circumstances, CIC will provide information about local medical and testing resources, make available self-test kits or an on-site medical provider, and provide supplies such as masks and hand sanitizers.

These requirements and recommendations are in effect as of January 12, 2023, and may be modified at any time in response to evolving national, regional, or local COVID-19 recommendations or the requirements of event venues or partners. 

Questions about CIC's Health and Safety policies may be directed to Allison Crean, CIC editorial content specialist, at