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.

With COVID-19 and other viruses present in our communities right now, please be aware of your health. If you are sick, please stay home. COVID-19 testing is encouraged; we recommend it if you have had a recent exposure. 

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.