ACA is committed to providing opportunities to engage in the safest and most enjoyable in-person experience possible. To achieve this, we are focused on a multilayered approach to mitigating COVID-19 at all ACA in-person events. This approach may vary by location, resources available, and current local guidance.

The following precautions have been established out of an abundance of caution for the health, safety, and comfort of all conference attendees.

  • Wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator consistently and correctly reduces the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. At a high COVID-19 Community Level, universal indoor masking is recommended.  At a medium and high COVID-19 Community Level, people who are immunocompromised or at risk for getting very sick with COVID-19 should wear a mask or respirator that provides greater protection.  For each level, CDC recommends actions you can take to help you protect yourself and others from severe impacts of COVID-19.

  • Stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, and get tested for COVID-19. People who have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 should also wear a well-fitting mask or respirator around others for 10 days from their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status or history of prior infection.

  • Anyone who chooses to wear a mask or respirator should be supported in their decision to do so at any COVID-19 Community Level, including low.

ACA will continue to monitor CDC guidance related to COVID-19 and will update our protocols accordingly.