Health and Safety

IAEE is working closely with the Baltimore Convention Center and other event partners on multiple health and safety measures. Detailed health and safety plans will be communicated closer to the event. Find regional and local information as it relates to COVID-19 Here:

Information on this page was last updated on 9/03/21.

Participant Code of Conduct

Before Leaving Home

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be travelling to and the region you are travelling from.
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Attendees will be asked to provide “COVID-19 vaccine validation” details to the secure, Fern Health Check platform powered by Share My Health, in advance of the event. Detailed information about how to provide COVID-19 vaccine validation will be provided a few weeks prior to the event via email.
  • If your final vaccine dose has not been administered by Wednesday, 8 September, you will be treated as un-vaccinated and will be required to follow the event health and safety procedures as un-vaccinated.
  • Attendees who do not provide this information or who have not been fully vaccinated will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test onsite upon arrival to the hotel. If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be admitted to the event. Therefore, in order to have peace of mind, unvaccinated attendees will be required to arrange their own COVID-19 test in their home city prior to traveling to minimize the possibility of not being admitted to the event upon arrival at the event.
  • All attendees will be required to register with the Fern Health Check platform, powered by Share My Health, for the onsite health screening process. Instructions and links for the platform will be provide a few weeks prior to the event via email.

NOTE: All attendees MUST complete ONE of the following steps before arriving to the event:

  • A Vaccine Record Upload that shows your FINAL dose was received BEFORE 8 September 2021

       -OR-

  • Upload a NEGATIVE PCR Test report that shows that the test was taken BETWEEN 20 Sep and 22 Sep

       -OR-

    • Upload a NEGATIVE Rapid-Antigen Test report or Result that shows that the test was taken BETWEEN 20 Sep and 22 Sep

On-site During the Event

  • Agree to complete the daily health screening, before entering the meeting/event venue, as required by IAEE. A link to the daily health screening will be sent daily to your email inbox:
  • Face Covering Policy: In accordance with updated health and safety guidelines from the Baltimore Conventer Center, all individuals are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Follow CDC, WHO, and guidance from the State of Maryland for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
    • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Adhere to physical distance protocols put in place by CEIR and respect others’ personal space.
  • Un-vaccinated attendees will be subject to on-site COVID-19 rapid testing and vaccinated attendees may be subject to on-site COVID-19 rapid testing.. Details on this will be shared closer to the event date.
  • Go to the event First Aid office (or equivalent) at any time, if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Post-event

Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact IAEE.