COVID-19 Safety 

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Frequenty Asked Questions


What safety precautions are being taken for the event?
 

The safety of our guests and staff is our #1 priority. The AAVSB is closely monitoring current trends of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, and will require all attendees follow current CDC guidelines as well as enhanced safety guidelines implemented in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Denver.

At this time, the CDC does not have a limit or a recommendation of a specific number of attendees that can safely attend conference events, and instead encourages event organizers to focus on ways to limit people’s contact with each other. The AAVSB is implementing several strategies to limit contact and restrict sharing of items between attendees, including:
 

  • Requiring all attendees to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status (AAVSB will have masks available for attendees)
  • Staff will be wearing gloves when handling shared materials or high-touch surfaces (e.g. registration materials, microphones)
  • Multiple social distancing seating options in the ballroom where the large group conference sessions are held
  • Plexiglass panels in place at registration desk
  • Food will be served by masked and gloved hotel staff behind plexiglass panels with one-time use cups and silverware 
  • Increased sanitation and disinfection measures in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Denver
  • Logistics planning for guests that may require quarantine in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Denver

The AAVSB will continue to provide updated information regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines and precautions in advance of the event.


Will attendees need to be tested for COVID-19 before they can enter the event?

No, the CDC does not recommend testing all attendees and staffs. Testing all event attendees and staff for COVID-19 before allowing them to enter the venue has not been systematically studied. It is unknown if entry testing at event venues provides any additional reduction in person-to-person transmission of the virus beyond what would be expected with other preventive measures (such as social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, hand washing, enhanced cleaning and disinfection).


Will attendees be required to wear masks?

Yes. All AAVSB Annual Meeting & Conference attendees will be required to wear masks to enter the meeting areas. The AAVSB will have a supply of masks available. At all Hyatt hotels in the U.S., guests who are unvaccinated are required to wear face masks or coverings in hotel indoor public areas, as well as outdoors where social distancing is not feasible (with some limited exceptions).  

A statewide mask order in Colorado is currently in place. This order requires unvaccinated people to wear masks in certain public indoor spaces. For more information about where and how to wear a mask, visit the Colorado Guidance for wearing masks webpage.
 

Will attendees be required to share their vaccination status?

No, however the AAVSB may ask for voluntary responses during registration and event check-in.


Will there be social distancing in place?

Yes, there will be multiple spaced seating options available in the ballroom where large group meeting sessions will be held. Activities where lines may form such as the registration desk and served buffets are located in large foyers where guests may easily distance themselves. 

Where can I get a COVID test?

AFC Urgent Care Denver Five Points
3177 N Downing St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 758-2800

National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 398-1355

Denver Union Station 
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver CO 80202
Monday - Friday 7AM - 12 PM, Saturday 7AM - 12 PM

Grand Hyatt Denver COVID-19 Policy:

You may find more information regarding how the Grand Hyatt Denver is ensuring guest safety on the Hyatt website. 
 

Denver COVID-19 Information:

To view Denver’s city and county public health order and COVID-19 status, visit their local COVID-19 Information Page.
 

COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

Integrated County View

This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
 

Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Resources for traveling can be found on this site. 
 

Delta Variant Information

Current Delta Variant Information can be found on this site.

 

Recommendations For Fully Vaccinated People

If you are fully vaccinated, take the following steps to protect others when you travel:
 

  • During Travel:

    • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).
       

    • Follow all state and local recommendations and requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing.
       

  • After Travel:

    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

    • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
       

  • You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. You should still follow all other travel recommendations.

Recommendations For Unvaccinated People

If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
 

  • Before you travel:

    • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
       

  • While you are traveling:

    • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling.
       

    • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
       

    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
       

  • After you travel:

    • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.

      • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.

      • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
         

    • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
       

    • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
       

    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
       

    • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
       

  • Visit your state, territorial, tribal or local health department’s website to look for the latest information on where to get tested.