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Annual Assembly COVID-19 Vaccine Protocols

Annual Assembly

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocols for Annual Assembly

AAPM&R requires that all attendees at the Annual Assembly be “fully vaccinated” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*(CDC) at least two weeks prior to the event date.   

If an individual is not fully vaccinated for any reason, they must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to on-site check-in at the Annual Assembly.  

Masking is optional during #AAPMR22 with limited exceptions. Masks will be required during hands-on demonstrations in Skills Labs or the Learning Center when sustained close contact is required for attendees, faculty, and/or volunteers.

Attendees should consider and determine for themselves whether they are comfortable with the risks associated with attending the Annual Assembly in-person.  Virtual participation is an option for all registrants.

* https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/reporting-vaccinations.html

This protocol is subject to change at any time.

FAQs

How does the CDC define fully vaccinated? 
People Who Are Fully Vaccinated are defined by the CDC as the total number of people who have received the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine primary series or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine primary series approved or authorized for use in the United States.  For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/reporting-vaccinations.html

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

How do I meet the testing requirement if I am not vaccinated and attending in-person?
If an individual is not fully vaccinated for any reason, they must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to on-site check-in at the Annual Assembly. 

Are masks required?
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.

What if I suspect I may have COVID-19 while attending in-person?
All in-person attendees will have access to the virtual platform and can view all live streamed sessions in real-time and will have access to all recorded sessions for up to one year. With virtual access available, attendees in Baltimore who are symptomatic are able to safely quarantine and still participate. Additionally, 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.

Does the Convention Center have any additional protocols?
View the Baltimore Convention Center COVID-19 related updates and safety information.