UPDATE as of August 26, 2:00 PM (EST):
Since the conclusion of ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN, August 20-23, a total of thirty-four (34) attendees have reported a positive test for COVID-19.
ASAE’s priority in all meetings and events decisions is the safety and welfare of our attendees, presenters and staff. ASAE’s safety protocol requiring proof of negative COVID-19 test for admittance to the meeting was in place and adhered to for the Annual Meeting & Expo. Additionally, more than 300 attendees took advantage of ASAE’s COVID testing room on-site. The few attendees who tested positive were asked to quarantine immediately.
ASAE shares the following guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for individuals who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested immediately and stay home and away from others. If your test result is positive, CDC recommends isolating at home for 5 days. If you demonstrate severe symptoms, please see a healthcare provider.
If you have any additional questions, please contact: ASAEservice@asaecenter.org or call 888-950-ASAE.
We will implement the following updated guidelines for the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition: As we all know, the rapidly changing conditions created by COVID-19 and its variants necessitate that event sponsors like ASAE constantly evaluate and update health and safety protocols for upcoming in-person events. With the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville rapidly approaching, ASAE has meticulously consulted current federal, state and local health and safety guidance and worked diligently with our partners in Nashville and at Event Farm, a MemberSuite company and leading provider of event engagement solutions, to position ASAE as a leader in exercising its duty of care and responsibility as host of in-person events in the industry. Based on numerous considerations and after consulting with other industry leaders who have recently hosted large-scale meetings and events in Nashville, ASAE is announcing the following changes to our health and safety protocols for the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition:
UPDATE: On August 11, 2022, the CDC shifted its pandemic guidance to recommend that individuals exposed to COVID no longer need to quarantine but should instead wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. The guidance also advises that screening testing of asymptomatic people without known exposures is no longer necessary in most community settings. The CDC still calls for anyone with COVID symptoms or who tests positive to isolate for at least 5 days or until testing negative. And the CDC also recommends for anyone eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 to stay up to date with vaccination.
ASAE may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others, and attendees must comply with relevant policies and requirements as communicated by ASAE.
ASAE cannot be held liable for COVID-19 cases arising because of event attendance and currently requires of all attendees at ASAE in-person meetings and events:
What should I do before I arrive?
1. Prepare to show proof of negative test within 48-hours prior to badge pickup.
2. Download and utilize our official vendor app-based service, Clear.
3. Bring a mask; while it is not required, you may want to wear a mask while indoors when you are not eating or drinking.
Failure to comply with all safety protocols and requirements as listed above or related directions from ASAE representatives on-site may result in the loss of the right to attend or participate in ASAE events, including forfeiting any registration fees paid.
Your comfort-level is very important to us. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable attending, feel free to reach out to us at ASAEservice@asaecenter.org and we will gladly discuss other options. If current guidelines change, we will update our attendees accordingly.
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