COVID-19 and Travel Bans

Resources on COVID-19 and Health and Safety While Traveling

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. The MPSA continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Chicago and how it might influence the MPSA Conference. The MPSA remains committed to holding the conference as planned from April 16th-19th at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton. It is difficult to predict how this will continue to develop. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide frequent updates as the situation develops.

Centers for Disease Control:

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education (CDC):

Chicago Department of Public Health:

Coronavirus Fact Sheet:

Coronavirus Hits All the Hot Buttons for How We Misjudge Risks:

Use of Masks for Coronavirus:

World Health Organization:

Healthy Travel Practices:

Palmer House Hilton Safety and Security Features: 

Drugstores and Walk-in Clinics Located Near the MPSA Annual Conference Hotel (Palmer House Hilton):

Hotels Located Near the MPSA Annual Conference Hotel (Palmer House Hilton):


Muslim Travel Ban and African Travel Ban

2017 Muslim Ban:

2020 Africa Ban:


Revised 3/9/2020