Annual Assembly COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and Protocols

Annual Assembly

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Annual Assembly

AAPM&R is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of its members, staff, consultants/contractors, vendors, exhibitors, faculty, attendees, and guests.

AAPM&R mandates that all attendees at in-person meetings and events must be “fully vaccinated” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*(CDC) at least two weeks prior to the event date. Proof thereof is a condition of in-person participation in all Academy-hosted educational courses and events.

In addition, participants may be asked to test for COVID-19 prior to attendance, verify that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms, wear a mask, and/or adhere to other safety protocols as set by the Academy and in accordance with federal and/or local recommendations and guidelines when applicable.

This policy does not apply to virtual participation.

* https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html

This policy is subject to change at any time.

View AAPM&R's full COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Protocols and FAQs

All protocols are subject to change as local and national risk levels are evaluated.

Boosters:  COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are not required but strongly recommended. Per the CDC, boosters are recommended for most people.

Masking: Masking is optional during #AAPMR22 with limited exceptions. Exceptions include during hands-on demonstrations in Skills Labs or Learning Center when sustained close contact is required for all attendees, faculty, and volunteers.

Testing: The Academy will have a limited supply of testing kits available on-site for those that desire to test, and will have identified local testing sites available to attendees.

Convention Center: View the Baltimore Convention Center COVID-19 related updates and safety information.