Home Health and Safety

While we look forward to meeting with our members in San Francisco, CA USA in February, our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our members and the broader community.

We will require everyone’s participation in providing as safe an environment as possible.

In-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC guidelines outlined at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#vaccine-proof and provide proof of vaccination.  If you do not meet these requirements we request that you join us as a virtual attendee. 

There will be no exceptions.

We will be following state, local, and hotel mask mandates during the meeting. This means you will be required to wear a mask indoors. As of August 20, 2021, you must also show proof of vaccination to go into bars, restaurants, clubs, and gyms. More information is here at https://sf.gov/information/vaccine-required.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Government mandate – This location may have COVID-19 travel mandates in place, such as proof of vaccination or qualifying negative test results for access to certain local businesses including hotel restaurants, bars, spas, events, and indoor amenities as well as other restrictions based on applicable governmental requirements. Learn more.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and for precautionary measures, the following services and facilities will be impacted. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.

  • Unavailable until further notice - Regency Club
  • Limited service available - Food and Bar service (View Details)
  • Face coverings - See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

Meeting Registration

In order to pick up your badge and gain access to the M3AAWG meeting spaces, all registered M3AAWG attendees must validate your vaccination status. 

Show your vaccination record + a state/country issued identification card  at the designated location near the registration desk.  

  1. You must provide your paper COVID-19 vaccination card, not a photo or copy
  2. A state or government issued identification card, with photo and same name as your vaccination card.

If you are unable to provide accepted COVID-19 vaccination validation you will not be granted access to the M3AAWG meeting. There will be no exceptions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be vaccinated? 
We require that attendees are vaccinated. Please see the additional FAQS below for details on vaccinations. 

What defines “fully vaccinated”?
M3AAWG will be following the CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated, available here, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#vaccine-proof 

What vaccines will be accepted? 
Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines include those approved or approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). 

Will M3AAWG require attendees to receive booster shots? 
The CDC has not issued formal guidance on booster shots and many countries will implement their own policies regarding booster shots. M3AAWG will continue to monitor this situation and provide additional guidance if it becomes available. 

Will M3AAWG accept proof of antibodies from a recent COVID infection in place of a vaccine? 
No. The City of San Francisco does not accept proof of antibodies as an acceptable proof of vaccination. 

What happens if I have a known exposure risk before coming to M3AAWG?
If a registered attendee has a known COVID-19 exposure risk prior to attending M3AAWG 54, we ask that they not attend the event. M3AAWG will provide a registration credit to anyone that has a known COVID-19 exposure risk that decides not to attend the event.

Do I need to wear a mask during the M3AAWG meeting?
M3AAWG will follow all state, local and hotel mask mandates during the duration of the meeting. Guidelines are here,  https://sf.gov/information/masks-and-face-coverings-added-protection-coronavirus 

What are the health and safety protocols at the event and hotel?  
See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

Is there a virtual element if I cannot attend in person? 
Yes, M3AAWG is offering a virtual component to the 54th General Meeting.Please see the Virtual Meeting Information page.

I am attending the meeting in-person and I do not feel well; what do I do?
If you feel sick or are having COVID like symptoms while on property, stay in your room and contact support@m3aawg.org and Executive Directory, Amy Cadagin as soon as possible.

If issues arise that require changes to the 54th General Meeting, all changes will be communicated to members via email and updates posted on the Upcoming Meetings page.         

Questions? Please contact support@m3aawg.org

 

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