Safety and Well-Being

Covid 19: Watch this page for updates about Covid health and safety protocols

The 2022 Annual Meeting will take place in a different world from when we last convened three years ago in Denver. To ensure a safe and accessible event, ASECS is working with a meeting planner, Devon Binder of Red Door Alliances. We will be monitoring the Covid situation in Baltimore and elsewhere, as well as international and domestic travel guidelines. The Program Committee, Executive Board, and Binder are working together to establish health and safety protocols based on the best available data.

Protocols

-All attendees at the ASECS Annual Meeting must be vaccinated. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination (a physical vaccine card or picture of vaccine card) to receive their Annual Meeting badge, which they will need to wear to access ASECS meeting spaces.

-Masks must be worn in all ASECS meeting spaces and common areas.* We recommend that attendees wear N95, KN95, or KF94 masks (see here for guidance on how to find reliable KN95 masks, https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html). Should attendees not have one of these varieties of mask, a surgical mask with a cloth mask over it is the next best option. ASECS will have some masks available at the registration table.

-Meeting rooms will be arranged to accommodate less dense seating.

As the Covid situation is constantly changing, we will issue final protocols and instructions for submitting proof of vaccination closer to the conference.

*There will be optional events at which food and drink is served.