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The Sales Tax Institute takes the health of our students and staff very seriously for any in-person events. We are committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment for our students to learn in and will follow all state, county, and city public health guidelines and requirements.

2022 Advanced Workshop and Basics Course in Chicago, IL

We are eager to meet in-person again for our two signature courses, Advanced Workshop and Basics of Sales and Use Tax after two long years. However, we know the public health situation is dynamic and will continue to monitor best practices and requirements from a variety of sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois state and local health authorities, to ensure the health and safety of everyone in attendance.

We are requiring that attendees of Advanced Workshop and Basics of Sales and Use Tax be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to require vaccination for course attendance no matter what state and city requirements are in effect so that we can provide a safe environment as well as consistent and clear expectations throughout the registration periods.

Negative COVID-19 tests may be excepted in lieu of proof of vaccination on a case by case basis, please contact us for more information. 

Mask wearing is strongly encouraged for the event but not required.

We have selected the ULCC as the location for both courses due to their commitment to the health of their guests and staff and the cleanliness of their facility. We have also taken these additional measures:

  • Limited course attendance
  • Moved into larger meeting spaces to ensure proper social distancing at course tables

The Sales Tax Institute plans to hold both courses in-person but reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or convert the courses to a virtual format if health and safety restrictions require it. We will update all attendees at least 14 days in advance of a course if the plans for the course must change. We will also notify attendees if requirements change should the public health situation dramatically improve.

When you register for Advanced Workshop or Basics of Sales and Use Tax, you are affirming that you will:

  • Provide proof of vaccination in advance of attendance. The specific process will be communicated when you register.


What does it mean to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

However, booster shots are strongly encouraged.

What is considered valid proof of vaccination?

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and dates administered. Additionally, individuals will need to provide identification with the same identifying information as the proof of vaccination.

Who is exempt from providing proof of vaccination?

Individuals who have previously received a medical or religious exemption, provided the individuals can present proof of the medical or religious exemption AND a negative COVID test administered by a medical professional within the last 72 hours before entering the course venue. Exemptions must be approved. Tests will only cover the 72 hours from the time of the test. Exemptions will need to be shown every time you enter the course venue.