METM22 Covid update


A total of 147 people travelled from 19 countries to Donostia for METM22.

After the conference, MET Council heard that several people had Covid. We informed all attendees of this situation in a follow-up email and asked people to contact us if they had tested positive, to keep a tab on numbers and write a personal note to everyone affected. A week later, roughly a quarter of attendees had reported positive Covid tests or symptoms. Twelve people tested negative one or more times before finding they were positive. Most had mild, cold-like symptoms. There were no reports of serious illness. We are aware that real numbers will be somewhat higher due to asymptomatic and unreported cases.

For future in-person events, we will continue to follow all local regulations, as we did at METM22, and adapt to the ever-changing situation.