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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

AMDA is excited to be gathering in Baltimore for PALTC22! To do so in a safe environment, AMDA has adopted a Vaccination Required policy for all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, third party members, and AMDA staff at the PALTC22 Annual Conference in Baltimore. In-person participants will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and that they are “fully vaccinated,” to gain access to the onsite event.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks past a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). We strongly suggest boosters and self-testing prior to your travels to the conference.

AMDA recognizes that some people have medical contraindications to vaccination. To best protect all individuals, we welcome those individuals to register for the Digital Conference.

AMDA will continue to closely monitor news and guidance on the COVID-19 virus and modify health and safety precautions if deemed necessary. Any updates to AMDA’s vaccination requirement will be posted here as well as sent out to all registrants.

By registering for the Onsite Meeting in Baltimore, you agree to abide by all health and safety protocols instituted or modified by AMDA, the City of Baltimore, and the venues between the date of registration and the conclusion of the meeting on March 14, 2022.

 

Proof of Vaccination - Validation Process

To satisfy the AMDA vaccination requirement, AMDA is using the free CLEAR Health Pass app to collect and verify vaccination information. 

To validate vaccination status, please download the CLEAR Health Pass app on to your smartphone, or tablet, and complete your set up with your vaccine information any time prior to arriving in Baltimore.

AMDA will not accept exemptions or proof of negative tests in lieu of verified vaccination status using the CLEAR Health Pass.

The PALTC22 CLEAR Health Pass will be offered in connection with CLEAR, an independent third party facilitating secure identity and vaccine validation via a free mobile application at airports, sports and entertainment venues, and other locations across the country. To learn more about CLEAR, please click here.

 

CLEAR Health Pass Validation

  1. Download the free CLEAR app and select the white Health Pass tile.
  2. Follow the prompts to confirm your proof of vaccination and identity. Registrants can securely link to a health provider, scan a SMART QR code, or simply upload a photo of their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card.
  3. Once you have provided your vaccination information and photo for validation, you will be issued a secure digital CLEAR Health Pass, indicating your vaccination information has been validated.
  4. You will receive a conference code in early March to link your Health Pass to PALTC22.
  5. In Baltimore, conference attendees will show their green PALTC22 CLEAR Health Pass on their smartphones at registration prior to receiving their badge. No badges will be distributed to participants not using the CLEAR Health Pass app verifying their vaccination status.

 

 

Note that with CLEAR, you are always in control of your information. AMDA only receives confirmation that an attendee satisfied the requirements for access with the equivalent of a red or green result — and never has access to an individual’s private health data. For further information on how CLEAR protects user data, see the terms here.


Masks and Hand Sanitizer

The City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Convention Center currently require the use of masks in all indoor spaces. Masks must fully cover your mouth and nose unless actively eating or drinking, or you are actively presenting at an education session. Attendees should bring their own high quality masks to wear while in Baltimore and participating in the conference. 

Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the PALTC22 conference space and made available to all conference participants.


Guests of Attendees

Registered spouses/significant others must follow the same vaccination validation requirements as conference attendees and wear appropriate masks when in the meeting space. Only registered guests of registered attendees may enter the meeting space. No un-registered guests or children of registered attendees will be allowed to enter the meeting space. We encourage unregistered spouses and family members to enjoy their time together in Baltimore in areas outside the PALTC22 meeting space.


Travel Guidelines

AMDA recommends all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, third party members, and AMDA staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the CDC when traveling to Baltimore, Maryland.






In Baltimore Health and Safety Measures

The following protocols will be in place during PALTC22:

  •  The Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) is a GBAC STAR accredited facility, which is the gold standard of prepared facilities. Sanitation measures include highly trained custodial staff, frequently sanitized high touch points such as doorknobs and escalator rails, and multiple hand sanitation stations throughout the facility.
  •  Exhibit hall will include wider aisles on the floor with booths spaced apart.
  •  Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the PALTC22 conference.
  •  Attendees, exhibitors, vendors, third party members, and staff must complete an onsite attestation confirming compliance with all health and safety protocols via the CLEAR app.
  •  All attendees, exhibitors, vendors, third party members, and staff should:
    •  Not enter the PALTC22 conference if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms
    •  Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    •  Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouths with unwashed hands
    •  Engage in additional responsible health and safety practices, during and outside of the PALTC22 Annual Conference in Baltimore, including social distancing when possible.

Baltimore City, Convention Center, and Hotels

The Baltimore Convention & Visitors Bureau is actively monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus as the safety and health of visitors are their top priority. Hospitality partners throughout Baltimore are implementing new and enhanced procedures to safeguard guests.

 

Our Partners' Protocols