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COVID-19 Health and Safety

Last Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2022

We are eager to engage with our community, both in-person and virtually, at the Annual Meeting in Seattle this fall to discuss this year’s theme, “Unsettling Landscapes.” As always, the health & safety of our attendees are our top priorities, and we’re working closely with the Washington State Convention Center and our host hotels to ensure we’re following the latest local, state, and federal public health guidelines.

Please make sure to check this page for the latest Annual Meeting health and safety news. Here’s what we have planned to help keep our in-person attendees, our volunteers, and AAA staff safe at the Annual Meeting.

Attendees must abide by the following requirements:

  1. Attendees must be fully vaccinated with one booster dose. For US-based attendees, this means three doses of Moderna or Pfizer; two doses of Johnson & Johnson; or one dose of Johnson & Johnson plus a booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer, all completed at least 14 days prior to arrival. For international attendees, the documented vaccine/booster must be among those approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Exemptions will only be considered for attendees with a note from a medical doctor advising against vaccination. Information on how to provide vaccination information for pre-verification will be sent directly to registered attendees beginning in June.
  2. Meeting badges will be required to access AAA event space. Please wear your badge at all times. This means that only attendees who are registered for the meeting (who have documented vaccine status and agreed to follow this list of requirements) will be allowed in our space.
  3. Masks must be worn, fully covering your nose and mouth, at all times when in indoor AAA event space unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting. Masks are optional at outdoor events.

Note: Children under 18 are required to show proof of vaccination and get a meeting badge at the registration desk, though they do not need to pay for registration. Children are expected to follow the same requirements as adults, to the extent possible, and wear a badge and mask in all ASA event space. Children 6 months and up must be fully vaccinated, children 5 years and older must have fully vaccinated plus booster. Fully vaccinated means two doses of Moderna or Pfizer.


Connect with the AAA Meetings Team regarding any questions or concerns you have about the in-person meeting and COVID-19 through our Contact Form!

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