Health & Safety

Your Safety is Our Priority

ABRCMS is committed to protecting the health and safety of all participants. As ongoing health emergencies and the spread of communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19, permeate our lives, ABRCMS continues to align itself with the requirements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); national, state, and local public health agencies; and the venues hosting ABRCMS events.

ABRCMS cannot guarantee that attendees will not be exposed to or contract a communicable disease at in-person events. However, ABRCMS is working to sustain the health and safety of event attendees, staff, presenters, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers. We will maintain preventative measures to reduce the spread of communicable diseases while on-site. ABRCMS retains its right to modify policies and procedures at any time.

ABRCMS Health & Safety Policies 

Masks are required for all ABRCMS activities and events.  All participants at the conference are required to wear masks.  Procedural (surgical) masks with at least three layers of fabric are strongly recommended. These include KN95, KF94, or N95 masks. All attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff and service partners will be required to wear masks in the convention center and at all ABRCMS-affiliated events held at local hotels or other off-site locations. Masks must completely cover your mouth and nose and fit snugly without gaps. Disposable masks will be available onsite.

Health Attestation Prior to Attending. Prior to entering ABRCMS meeting venues, participants must attest they have not:

  • Been diagnosed with OR tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days.
  • Been directed to self-isolate by a public health authority or healthcare provider due to potential exposure to COVID-19 within the past 5 days.
  • Had any symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection, nor had any symptoms in the past 5 days, including: fever of over 100.0; cough (not attributed to a pre-existing condition); shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and/or diarrhea.
  • Had close contact (within six feet) with anyone under known quarantine or diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing systems of COVID-19 in the past 5 days.

Conference Venue COVID-19 Safety Initiatives

The Phoenix Convention Center has earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation. GBAC is currently the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation offered by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) – the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry.


Center for Disease Control (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)

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