All registrants, instructors, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and staff attending AZA meetings, courses and events will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering the meeting venue. Full vaccination is considered achieved two weeks after a complete-series dose of an authorized vaccine by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. If eligible, a booster shot is also required. A booster shot is required for anyone who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 6 months after completing full vaccination series, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 2 months after completing full vaccination.
If a participant does not meet these requirements, they are not considered fully vaccinated/boosted and will not be permitted to enter the meeting.
AZA will also require registrants to agree to the Attendee Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk Policy upon registering, agreeing to comply with any state or local mask mandates in place for indoor events until further notice. If no mask mandate is in place, attendees are encouraged to wear masks, but not required.
AZA will offer a technology solution that will enable registrants to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster after the online registration process.
AZA’s proof of vaccination policy is designed to create safe, in-person experiences for attendees and participants at our meetings, courses and events.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
ATTENDEE LIABILITY WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK POLICY
Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the EVENT. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless ASSOCIATION, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the EVENT, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the EVENT may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of ASSOCIATION, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the EVENT.
In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at the EVENT, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by ASSOCIATION and EVENT VENUE, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible, the health and safety of all EVENT attendees