COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Policies Related to the 2022 Annual Conference

ADAA is committed to following all CDC guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as state, local, and corporate (hotel) requirements to be mindful of the safety of attendees, partners, guests, and staff. 

Any public space where other people are present may hold an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. By attending this event, I agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure and agree to not hold ADAA or any of their affiliates including partners, sponsors, employees, volunteers, or sponsored venues liable for illness.

  • ADAA requires proof of vaccination or a documented religious/medical exemption (with a negative COVID test) or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the conference dates from each conference participant (speaker, attendee, sponsor, staff, guest, etc.) to attend any conference activities. Attendees agree to provide required documentation in order to attend. Attendees understand if appropriate documentation is not provided, they will not be permitted entry into the conference and no refund will be issued. This policy applies to guests attending any conference activity. Guests must check in at the conference registration desk.
  • All conference participants are required to wear an appropriate face covering while in the conference space unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting at a session. Poster presenters are required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times.
  • Attendees who choose not to comply with these COVID-19 precautions or conference staff reminders of COVID-19 precautions may be asked to leave the conference space and will not be provided a refund.

ADAA will provide additional information on the process for providing proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results soon.

Attendees agree to take necessary precautions and following required guidelines while at the event including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distance, wearing a mask in public areas when not consuming food or beverage, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands, and avoiding risk environments such as overcrowded restaurants. Attendees agree not to attend any ADAA event if they feel ill or had an exposure to a COVID-19 case within 14 days of the conference.  

All guests of the attendees, who participate in any aspects of the ADAA conference, must follow the same ADAA COVID policies.

Attendees acknowledge that due to the impact of COVID-19 that room capacities my be reduced due to social distancing and all sessions and events, unless pre-registered, are on a first-come, first-served basis. To maintain required space, attendees will not move chairs or adjust seating arrangements within conference spaces. Although the session rooms at the venue are good sizes for the purpose of educational sessions, they were not designed with physical distancing in mind. ADAA will make every effort to ensure enough space for attendees to distance themselves, but it will not be possible for all events.

If an attendee or guest falls ill or shows any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, they will quarantine to their hotel room and notify ADAA immediately for further instruction. 

ADAA appreciates all attendees and partners for the adherence to these policies and their efforts to eliminate COVID-19 exposure.