Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Covid Policies

JambaLAya Kidlit will follow the policies required by SCBWI Global Headquarter. These are the policies:
To minimize the risk of Covid-19 at all SCBWI in-person events with more than 25
attendees, event organizers are required to implement the following attendance
• Require attendees to submit proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR
test taken no earlier than three days prior to the event, as a condition of
At any SCBWI in-person event, regardless of the number of attendees, organizers
must offer each attendee a free disposable mask, provide hand sanitizing stations
throughout the event area, and post this policy in its entirety in areas visible to
Comments regarding this policy should be directed to SCBWI headquarters by
emailing Include your name and contact information in
order to receive a response.
We have up an email specifically for this for you to send the proof in advance. All will be deleted after the event. You can send a screen shot of (a) proof of vaccination; or (b) or a negative test result within a 72-hour window of the conference (home tests accepted). For example, you can take a picture of your vaccination card or a picture of your negative test result within a 72 hour window and email that. Please email this to us no later than the day before. If you have trouble emailing the information, please contact us for assistance.
The email address isCovid.scbwilams@gmail.comand please type: JambaLAya in the subject line.
If you would prefer to show proof of vaccination on the day of the in-person conference (digital records on your phone, such as Louisiana Smart Health Card on LA Wallet or Mississippi MyIRMobile Mobile ID, is acceptable), or proof of negative test result within a 72-hour window, please simply email in advance to let us know you will do so. Use the same email address and subject line.
Of course, anyone experiencing symptoms that day should notify us and we will refund your registration.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.