COVID Event Safety and Responsibility

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, MMA is both cautiously optimistic and prepared to manage our in-person events with the health, safety, and well-being of our members, staff, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers in mind. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct, and all polices in effect for any MMA event.

We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for all of our events regularly and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the venues hosting our events.

In all cases, we will continue to assess the risks in the area local to the event and the current status in Minnesota. We reserve the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic. At this time, we will provide updates in bold below so that participants know when items have been updated.
 

On-site Participation Guidelines

Vaccination Requirement
In keeping with the MMA's duty to care and responsibility as host, we have decided that all participants at our in-person events whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be up to date on their COVID vaccination. "Up to Date" means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. At this time, we are not requiring boosters of attendees.

Attendees will be required to attest to their vaccination status during the registration process and may be required to provide CDC-or WHO-approved proof of vaccination status during events.
The MMA strongly encourages individuals to be tested for COVID prior to any MMA event. Individuals who test positive should stay home and cancel your registration.
 
Mask Requirement
All participants at MMA in-person events will be required to wear a well-fitting mask with at least three layers of fabric (such as KN95, KF94s, or N95) during the event.  To help evaluate your mask purchase, please use the CDC website on evaluating purchases of KN95, N95, and other masks.

Masks must be worn at all times, except while actively eating/drinking. All presenters will be required to present with masks on and use provided microphones to amplify sound.  Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. We ask that participants honor the requests of others to mask up and/or maintain physical distancing.

Individuals who have a documented disability which precludes the wearing of a mask may request a modification to mask policies. Please contact the MMA at cme@mnmed.org, to discuss modification(s) to mask policies.
 
COVID-19 Notice and Waiver
The MMA will require attendees and guests to understand the in-person events are taking place during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Participants will be asked to read and agree to specific waiver information. This may occur during registration or upon arrival at the event.

The waiver language is listed in the attached: