Help us provide a safe, comfortable experience.
AMM and WFM are excited to welcome you to Milwaukee, WI for our first in-person conference since 2019. We all hope to be out of the pandemic soon, but we aren’t there just yet.
The following health policy for the AMM-WFM 2022 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is based on current data and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It includes requirements for attendees as well as an outline of the measures we are taking to ensure a safe, comfortable experience for attendees. These measures will help reduce the chance for transmission of the virus at the conference; however, if you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. We will revise this policy as needed based upon local conditions and the guidance of the local health officials and/or the CDC.
All attendees must:
- Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Per current CDC guidance, “fully vaccinated” means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
- OR be able to provide proof of negative test results no earlier than 2-3 days prior to the first day of in-person programming, Wednesday, July 20, 2022
- OR provide proof that you had COVID-19 no more than 90 days before and no less than 5 days before the first day of in-person programming, Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
AMM and WFM will rely on the integrity and honesty of our attendees. All attendees will be asked to verify during online registration which required form they will carry with them to the conference and a conference official may request that they produce that form at any point during the conference. We will not review these records at the time of check in.
For proof of negative test results, a print or digital form/document from a doctor or an approved federal, state, county, or medical entity showing the date of the test no more than 72 hours before July 20 and the result will be required, as well as identifying information from the entity. For those that had COVID in the past 90 days, you may show a positive test result with a date that is at least 14 days before July 20, 2022 and no more than 90 days before. We will accept proof on mobile devices or printed forms.
Based on current guidance from the CDC for large gatherings, we anticipate requiring that all presenters and attendees wear masks in all indoor meeting and event spaces at the conference, except when actively presenting, eating, or drinking. We will assess and adjust this requirement, as needed based on CDC guidance, closer to the conference start date.
Meeting and Event Spaces:
We will work with the conference hotel, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, and hosts of offsite events, workshops, and tours to provide safe environments for learning and networking. We will ensure that all meeting and event spaces follow recommended safety protocols for hygiene, food and beverage service, physical distancing, and crowd management, based on guidance from the CDC and/or local health officials. Read the Hyatt Regency’s statement on care and cleanliness.
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself and fellow attendees, but exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during the conference. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups who are not vaccinated consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.
If you plan to attend the in-person conference, we also ask that you diligently monitor symptoms within the days prior to and during the conference, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and wash your hands often. We ask that individuals who are unvaccinated, have tested positive for COVID-19, or who have symptoms, to protect themselves and reduce the risk to others by not attending this conference.
We also understand that attending an in-person conference this year might be an overwhelming experience and have incorporated longer-than-usual breaks between activities to allow time for rest and self-care. We will also be hosting a full day of virtual programming prior to the conference, for individuals who do not wish to participate in-person.
The printed program and conference app will include information about where to get a COVID rapid test as well as locations of local walk-in clinics and hospitals. AMM and WFM will have a limited supply of rapid tests available onsite for use by symptomatic attendees or individuals who were contacted due to potential exposure to COVID-19 during the conference.
Any attendee who feels they might have COVID-19 symptoms or feels ill during the conference should immediately go to their hotel room to quarantine. If the attendee is not staying in a hotel, they should return to their accommodations or home. Please alert conference staff as soon as possible about your condition:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 888-724-4266
Within 5 days after the conference, we urge any attendee who tests positive for COVID to alert conference staff using the contact information above. We will inform attendees of confirmed positive case(s) without revealing identifying information.
Thank you for your cooperation.