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PMBA 2022 Annual Conference - Health & Safety Policy



PMBA Health & Safety Policy
2022 Annual Conference
As of December 9, 2021

PMBA  is committed to hosting a safe in-person meeting and will follow all safety measures based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local government requirements and guidance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance recommends that individuals who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask in indoor public places. As of July 27, 2021, the CDC added the recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in indoor public settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. 
To keep all our attendees safe, this will be a fully vaccinated event. You must be fully vaccinated to attend the event; proof of vaccination must be provided prior to arrival. Fully vaccinated is defined as meeting the dosage requirement and waiting period to achieve full effectiveness as defined by the CDC. Details for how to provide proof of vaccination will be shared in spring 2022. 
If additional requirements are necessary, they will be announced as they are available. 
In addition, we have instated the following guidelines. Noncompliance may result in your removal from the event. 
  • PMBA will follow CDC health guidance as well as local ordinances regarding mask requirements, and these will be announced closer to the event. 
  • Washing your hands and/or using hand sanitizer frequently throughout the meeting. There will be hand sanitizer stations in the meeting space.
  • Acting responsibly outside of the PMBA meeting space in regards to large crowds and masking.
  • All meeting spaces will be cleaned and disinfected at least once a day, if not more.
  • If you feel sick prior to or on the day of travel, stay home. You will receive a refund.*
  • If at any time during the event you begin to feel unwell, please exit the meeting space right away. Return directly to your hotel room and immediately alert hotel and PMBA staff by calling the front desk; we will get you the care you need. Please do not enter the PMBA meeting space if you are not feeling well.
*If you are unable to attend the in-person event due to illness you will receive a full refund of your registration fees. If you choose to participate in the virtual component of the event instead of in-person due to illness, you will receive a refund of the difference in fees


I certify that I understand that, as a result of the current ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, participation in face-to-face meetings of any kind carries personal risk and am voluntarily assuming all risks associated with my participation.  I understand that the risks include but are not limited to illness or death resulting from possible exposure to the SARS-COV2 virus during my participation. I assume the risks of my participation and, on behalf of myself, my executors, administrators, heirs and next of kin, successors and assigns, I hereby release and discharge from any and all liability, all sponsors, volunteers, and organizers of such face-to-face meetings, including, but not limited to PMBA staff, committees, and Board of Directors. In exchange for this release the above parties will strongly encourage all participants at the conference  to comply with the current CDC guidelines.  This release is in effect from the date of execution until such time as Federal, World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, state, or generally accepted medical evidence advise that the risk of exposure to the SARS-COV2 virus during the act of face-to-face meetings have been reduced to medically acceptable levels.