Conferences

Health & Safety Plan

Updated May 2, 2022

To protect the health and safety of all attendees, all ASMS conference attendees are required to provide ONE of the following via creation of their own Safe Meetings profile.

Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 (defined as having received the last required dose of a CDC or WHO recognized vaccine no later than May 15, 2022, booster recommended but not required) via creation of a Safe Meetings profile for verification prior to entry into the Convention Center.

OR

Proof of a negative test result dated from within 48 hours of arrival at the conference via creation of a Safe Meetings profile for verification prior to entry into the Convention Center.

All attendees are encouraged to wear a properly fitted protective mask. Masks are optional, but strongly encouraged when not eating or drinking.

All Covid protocols are subject to change at any time based on Minneapolis or State of Minnesota guidelines or federal guidelines (read CDC guidance for large gatherings).

Go to Verification of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test Result to read about this process.

Return-home testing will be available for purchase via the Safe Meetings profile you create to verify your proof of vaccination or negative Covid test result. Learn more about what will be required to create your Safe Meetings profile.

 

 

Protocols Inside the Minneapolis Convention Convention Center

Cleaning & Disinfecting

The MCC is an accredited GBAC STAR™ facility and has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. The MCC has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting with EPA-approved disinfectants in all public and private spaces with an emphasis on high touchpoint areas and has incorporated new technology such as Electrostatic Disinfecting Machines.

Airflow

The majority of meeting rooms are equipped with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization which works by safely introducing ions into the airflow, combining with particles in the air such as viruses, bacteria, odors, and other airborne particles, and then eliminating or neutralizing them. Other meeting room spaces utilize hospital-grade MERV 13 filters. All of meeting spaces are flushed with outside air before and after use. Engineers monitor all occupied spaces and maximize the use of outside air.