Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

Event Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated as of December 6, 2022

COCCI is committed to creating a safe environment for all attendees at our live events. If you are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, or have received a positive COVID-19 test within 5 days of the start of a COCCI event, please stay home and do not attend. 



If you have a medical exemption, please forward to info@cocci.org.  

CDC Website

CDC Website

Please contact info@cocci.org  for any health and safety-related questions.



If I am ineligible to receive my booster vaccine, can I still attend the event?
If you are ineligible to receive your booster vaccine, but are up to date with your primary vaccinations, you may still attend a COCCI event.   

What should I do if I am medically exempt from receiving primary or booster vaccines?
Please forward to  info@cocci.org.  

What should I do if I have recovered from COVID-19, but still receive positive test results?
If you have COVID-19 within 5 days of the start of the event, we ask that you please do not attend. If you have recovered from COVID-19 more than 5 days before the start of the event and are still receiving positive test results, please bring your positive COVID-19 test result from an accredited lab, pharmacy, or clinic (must include date, attendee name, and must be taken no more than 90 days before the start of the event) OR a doctor’s note.

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