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Health and Safety Information

The health and safety of AMCHP members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff, as well as venue staff and the surrounding community, is of the utmost importance.  AMCHP is committed to reducing the risk associated with attending an in-person event associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.  AMCHP continues to monitor local and national guidance, and will modify our health and safety practices and policies as appropriate. Updates will be posted to this page. Our meeting will be located in the District of Columbia, and at this time large gatherings are permitted. In keeping with the culture of public health meetings, we ask that all participants adopt the following best practices as part of our shared responsibility during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hybrid Format: AMCHP welcomes attendees to participate virtually or in-person, and will make every effort to ensure that both experiences are enriching and rewarding.  Although virtual-only options will exist for presenters and participants, there is no virtual-only option for exhibitors

Vaccination Requirement: AMCHP planned to utlize a vendor to collect vaccination attestation virtually prior to on-site attendance.  However, the Mayor of the District of Columbia issued a vaccination mandate (Mayor's Order 2021-148, 12/22/2021) which states that, beginning on January 15, 2022, specified facilities, which include hotels and conference centers, shall not permit a guest, visitor, or customer over the age of 12 to enter their indoor premises without displaying proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This means that in addition to providing attestation digitally, participants should bring their vaccination cards or other proof of vaccination with them to the conference,  Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination to access the common area of the hotel, banquet halls, conference center meeting facilities, auditoriums, and shared work facilites. Conference goers should note that other specified facilities include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, indoor entertainment establishments, indoor exercise facilites, and recreational establishments in Washington, DC.  Regulations governing surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia vary.  Conference attendees should be prepared to show identification that matches the name of their vaccination card.

Masks:  Mask wearing will be required within the meeting space, except when eating or drinking, and may be required in all common areas depending on local and national guidance at the time of the conference.  Conference participance who do not comply with mask guidelined may be asked to leave the conference space.  All conference staff will be wearing masks throughout the conference.

AMCHP urges all attendees to be mindful of their health and the health of others.  If, prior to or during the conference, a participant feels unwell, is informed that they have been exposed to Covid-19 and asked to quarantine, or tests positive for the Covid-19 virus, AMCHP urges the individual to not travel and to not attend in-person events.  Please reach out to regarding registration transfers or refunds.

Please click here for additional detailed Q&A information regarding health and safety measures at AMCHP Annual Conference.

Last updated 1/6/2022