Safety Protocols

How We Are Keeping Winners, Judges, Guests, and Staff Safe and Well During the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshops and Event

We have been closely monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus. Our policies follow recommendations from the Los Angeles Department of Health and the rules provided from the Roosevelt Hotel, where you will be staying and the workshops.  This is evolving as you very likely know and this will be updated here as things evolve or change to keep you informed as much as possible.

We are excited to see you in person! While we will be abiding by a few strict precautions, please realize that some of our guests and distinguished judges are not exactly young whippersnappers. So we appreciate your assistance in keeping everyone safe and ensuring a great experience for all of us!

The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshops will be taking place in private seminar rooms in the historical Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Roosevelt has been certified by California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA) Clean + Safe Standards for COVID-19. The entire hotel is regularly sanitized from fully disinfecting all guest rooms prior to arrival, down to hourly sanitization of elevator buttons. The hotel has also been upgraded with MERV13 Air Filters. There are also two restaurants located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Both are in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), city and state guidelines. You can also order via No Contact transaction through their online store. Additional information from them can be found here:

Additional sanitization will be done by us throughout the day in workshop spaces.  And of course regularly washing your hands and using hand sanitizer will help protect yourself and others.

The current government regulations require that you wear a mask (whether you are vaccinated or not): at the airport when you arrive; when driving in our transportation to the hotel; when riding any public transportation while you are here; while you are in the hotel, local stores, restaurants (when not eating); and while in the workshops.

To help stop the spread of Covid-19, the City of Los Angeles is requiring all travelers entering the city from another state or country to be informed of the CDC’s travel advisory and fill out an online form to confirm this. The CDC’s travel advisory and online form can be found here:

Travelers over the age of 16 years old must submit this online form prior to or upon arrival in Los Angeles. The CDC’s travel advisory provides, in summary, any Covid-19 testing requirements and any self-isolation required upon arrival if not vaccinated.

We also ask that guests be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival. As a note to those who have been fully vaccinated, it would be wise to bring your evidence for this, in the event it is needed. The vaccination requirement by the government and local businesses has been changing and may change by the time you arrive.

All employees of Writers & Illustrators of the Future have been fully vaccinated.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience and we really look forward to seeing you here in Los Angeles in the flesh!