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Health and Safety

IAEE is working closely with the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and other event partners on multiple health and safety measures. Find regional and local information as it relates to COVID-19 Here:

Information on this page was last updated on 1/25/22.

Before Leaving Home

  • IAEE will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees
    • All attendees will be required 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.
    • To be considered fully vaccinated, your final vaccine dose has to be administered by Wednesday, 9 March.
  • IAEE will waive its vaccine requirement if an attendee has a qualified exemption and agrees to submit a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival. A qualified exemption is either a medical reason which prevents the attendee from obtaining vaccination or a bona fide religious belief which prevents vaccination. If you wish to be eligible for an exemption to attend the conference, please email IAEE at and state that you are entitled to a qualified exemption. You do not need to inform IAEE of which exemption you are claiming or any other details. IAEE will provide instructions for submitting the negative COVID test.
  • 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.

Onsite During the Event

  • Face Covering Policy: Face masks are strongly encouraged but are no longer required by Prince George’s County or by the Gaylord National Resort.
  • 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 IAEE and respect others’ personal space.
  • Go to a Health Care Facility (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.